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Vol. 18 - Num. 69

Brief Reports

Induced off-label drug prescribing. Shared responsability?

Carmen Martínez Gonzáleza, Juan Bravo Acuñab

aPediatra. CS Villablanca. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS El Greco. Getafe. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: C Martínez. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Martínez González C, Bravo Acuña J. Induced off-label drug prescribing. Shared responsability? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2016;69:59-63.

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Although off-label prescribing is common practice among pediatricians, it is surprising how rarely it is carried out properly. Only two out of ten pediatricians complete all the steps necessary for the correct registration of off-label drug use in pediatric patients. 

It is necessary to know the basic concepts related to this practice, especially when it comes to induced prescribing, due to its ethical and legal connotations


Ethics Induced prescribing Off-label use Paediatrics Primary care



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