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Pharmacists' role in off-label drug use in China
  1. Zhihua Zheng1,
  2. Yingtong Zeng2,
  3. Hongbing Huang3
  1. 1Guangdong Province Pharmaceutical Association, Guangzhou, China
  2. 2Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Science, Guangzhou, China
  3. 3State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Cancer Center, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Zhihua Zheng, Guangdong Province Pharmaceutical Association, Guangzhou 510080, China; snownotrace{at}126.com

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Off-label drug use is a global issue, which is not uniformly regulated across the world. There is no legislation on off-label drug use in China, while some public media reports in the country said that off-label drug use was illegal and of concern to Chinese healthcare professionals. The Guangdong Province Pharmaceutical Association issued consensuses on off-label drug use in 2010 and 2014, which are the first sets of standards for off-label drug use in China, and has done a lot of work to change the perspective on off-label drug use …

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