experimental treatment

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An unproven therapy which may or may not be better than a current ‘gold standard’ therapy

experimental treatment

Internal medicine An unproven therapy which may or may not be superior to a current 'gold standard' therapy
Experimental treatment–criteria
Not generally accepted by the medical community as effective and proven
Not recognized by professional medical organizations as conforming to accepted medical practice
Not approved by the FDA or other requisite government body
Are in clinical trials or need further study
Are rarely used, novel, or unknown and lack authoritative evidence of safety and efficacy (AMN 18/9/95, p16)
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So, Texas gives practitioners the right to provide non-conventional, not generally accepted therapies to patients; and patients have the right to receive these CAM or non-conventional therapies.
The Philippines is not bound by any state partybecause such agreements are not generally accepted principles of international law,' Veloso said.
The Court of Appeals rejected this testimony, finding the experts' method was not generally accepted in the scientific community.
Relying on the work of Elizabeth Anscombe to elaborate that conception, this article advances two theses about the distinction between formal and material cooperation with evil that are not generally accepted, even among Catholic philosophers and theologians.
During the sermon, pastor Steve Crosthwaite, of Wythall's Hollywood Christian Life Centre - a 58-year-old place of worship that boasts of "unashamedly following Jesus" - also lamented the fact that his views were not generally accepted.
Various psychologists and councilors in the city are of the view that teenagers still feel shy to talk about their relationships with their parents and also that such relationship brewing among the youngsters in the virtual world are not generally accepted by them.
Elsewhere in Ireland, Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam said that Humanae Vitae, the encyclical condemning birth control, was generally understood but not generally accepted by the faithful.
While some Islamic banks offer Islamic derivative products, such products are not generally accepted as Shariah compliant.
The article also states, "CVM was not designed to value goods for which a market exists, and it is not generally accepted by the real property appraisal community as a fourth approach to value" (pp.
15) The theory failed to satisfy the Daubert factors because it never had been tested; never had been subjected to peer-review or publication; there was no known error rate; and the theory was not generally accepted in the scientific community.
Professor Freeman's contention that a site in southern Alberta is a sun temple predating Stonehenge has always been the subject of controversy and not generally accepted by the archaeological community.
11) The Castillo court explained that even if the methods used to interpret the data from the underlying valid science are not generally accepted, any questions about how the expert reached his conclusion go to the weight a jury should give to the expert witness' opinion and not to whether the opinion is admissible.