AUDIO: Explainer Episode 48 – The FDA & the Practice of Medicine: Possible Regulation of Off-Label Prescriptions

Senior Fellow Joel Zinberg joins the Regulatory Transparency Project to discuss possibly regulation of off-label prescriptions:

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 into law. This omnibus law is over 4,100 pages, and, like many omnibus bills, affects a broad range of issues.

According to Dr. Joel M. Zinberg, physician and health care expert, one such issue is the practice of medicine, as a nineteen-line section relating to the authority of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) may fundamentally change the future viability of off-label prescriptions. Dr. Zinberg joins us in this podcast to explain the Act’s provisions concerning the FDA, the possible implications on the practice of medicine, and possible solutions to the potential pitfalls posed by these new health care provisions.

Listen to the full podcast on Regulatory Transparency Project.