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40-2,167.Off-label use of prescription drugs; definitions. As used in K.S.A. 40-2,167 through 40-2,170, and amendments thereto, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(a) "Peer-reviewed medical literature" means a published scientific study in a journal or other publication in which original manuscripts have been published only after having been critically reviewed for scientific accuracy, validity and reliability by unbiased independent experts, and that has been determined by the international committee of medical journal editors to have met the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals. Peer-reviewed medical literature does not include publications or supplements to publications that are sponsored to a significant extent by a pharmaceutical manufacturing company or health carrier.

(b) "Off-label use of drugs" means prescribing prescription drugs for treatments other than those stated in the labeling approved by the federal food and drug administration.

(c) "Standard reference compendia" means the United States pharmacopeia drug information, the American hospital formulary service drug information or the American Medical Association drug evaluation.

History: L. 1999, ch. 128, § 1; May 6.

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