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Pharmacists’ role in off-label drug use in China
  1. Zhihua Zheng1,
  2. Yingtong Zeng2,
  3. Hongbing Huang3
  1. 1 Guangdong Province Pharmaceutical Association, Guangzhou, China
  2. 2 Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Science, Guangzhou, China
  3. 3 State 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}

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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 in …

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