Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 11th, 2004
This is probably not an issue that many people have thought about, and if they have, there is no consensus about it. A 51% to 31% majority believes, wrongly, that a doctor can prescribe drugs only for the diseases for which they have been approved (51%), and that
1) A 48% to 31% plurality believes that doctors "should not be allowed" to prescribe a drug for diseases for which that drug has not been approved by the FDA, and
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