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Steven Brill Jan 24, 2017
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It's open season for off-label drug promotion

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The pharmaceutical industry has been fighting for years to end restrictions on how they can market drugs for off-label uses — and now, under President Trump, the end of those restrictions is a near-certainty.

That's partly because Trump is sure to nominate a business-friendly replacement for Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, and partly because of the long-standing support for off-label marketing by Scott Gottlieb, the new president's most likely choice to run the Food and Drug Administration. Read on for more details.