5 Takeaways From FDA's Off-Label Promo Forum

Law360, New York (November 9, 2016, 10:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday heard sharply divergent views about off-label promotion of drugs and medical devices, with manufacturers and BigLaw attorneys urging more leeway while consumer advocates sounded alarm bells about risks to public health. 

The meeting, which was announced in August, lasted eight hours on Wednesday and will continue on Thursday. It comes as the FDA is revisiting its restrictions on off-label promotion after losing multiple First Amendment challenges in recent years.

Here are five takeaways from the forum's first day.

Constitutional Concerns Highlighted

Several pro-industry speakers suggested that the FDA is in denial about the impact of...

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