Scrutiny of 'off-label' drug treatmen...

Scrutiny of 'off-label' drug treatment urged

There are 3 comments on the canada.com story from Mar 20, 2013, titled Scrutiny of 'off-label' drug treatment urged. In it, canada.com reports that:

A study co-authored last year by Dr. Robyn Tamblyn found 11 per cent of prescriptions in Canada are off-label. Six years ago, Ellyn Braun's doctor told her the acne medication she was taking could double as birth control, even though Health Canada doesn't regulate it as a form of contraception.

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Sara

Toronto, Canada

#1 Mar 20, 2013
Bradberry

Bedok, Singapore

#2 Apr 14, 2013
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://x-generic.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
Modestia

UK

#3 Jan 26, 2014
As a 15yr. old girl (this was 16yrs. ago) I started Accutane from http://goo.gl/l9qLGH . After the initial 30 days of my acne getting worse I started to notice that day by day the acne lessened and the pores on my face became smaller and I didn't have to constantly blot the oil off my face. I had some dryness but it was a small sacrifice to look in the mirror and not see these big ugly zits causing me to feel ugly and self conscious. I also started to look people in the eyes and not constantly worry that they were staring at the state of my skin, or to go outside in the bright light and have people thinking negative things about me. After 3 mos. my skin was beautiful, without a single blemish, and the pores shrunk back to normal. Although I had the dryness that everyone experiences, it was SO WORTH IT. People talk about depression as a side effect, but honestly I was so deliriously happy with the results that I can say I was never depressed for even one day. After 1 yr. of being off the drug I started to get a few pimples and went back to the dermatologist. She started me on a second course immediately. That was 17yrs. ago. My skin has been perfect and flawless ever since. I never get a breakout. I shudder to think how my life would have been if it wasn't for this wonder drug. I would recommend it in a heartbeat. It changed my life.

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