Prescription Drugs: Alternative Uses, Alternative Cures

Over 1,500 New Uses for FDA-Approved Drugs

Prescription Drugs: Alternative Uses, Alternative Cures

Arthritis • Hay Fever • PMS • Depression
Insomnia • Migraines • Chronic Heartburn
High Blood Pressure • Ulcers
Lyme Disease • Back Pain -- plus hundreds more

Did You Know?

• More than 1,500 legal prescription drugs have been shown by studies to be highly effective for uses not yet approved by the FDA.

• One out of four prescriptions written today is for an alternative use of an FDA-approved drug.

Off-label prescriptions -- as new uses for FDA-approved drugs are called -- are completely legal alternatives used by doctors on the cutting edge to treat illnesses and symptoms that do not respond to traditional therapy. But patients need to know what is available and safe in order to speak with their doctors about their health care needs.

This one-of-a-kind volume, compiled by a team of leading medical experts, reveals all the off-label drugs that may better treat your condition. Arranged alphabetically by both conditions and drugs for easy reference, this is the one book every informed patient should own.
  • Pocket Books | 
  • 1712 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743286718 | 
  • July 2007
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About the Authors

Kevin R. Loughlin

Kevin R. Loughlin, M.D., is a professor of surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School.


Joyce Generali

JOYCE GENERALI, M.S., R.Ph. is Director of the Drug Information Residency Program and of the Drug and Information Center at Kansas University Medical Center. She is also a clinical professor at Kansas University and a member of Woman's Day Health Advisory Panel and Medzine Health Panel, as well as serving as an editor for the "Off Label Column" published by Hospital Pharmacy. She is the author of ten books for doctors and pharmacists, including The Technician's Pocket Drug Reference, and has had numerous articles published in medical journals.