legitimate medical practice


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legitimate medical practice

Any form of treatment that is accepted under the Medical Practice Acts enacted by each of the fifty U.S. states.
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11) Off-label use is an important part of mainstream, legitimate medical practice and is a worldwide phenomenon.
Ashcroft and federal lawyers argued that assisted suicide is not a legitimate medical practice and that the Controlled Substances Act, a 1971 drug law, gave him authority to act against doctors who prescribed federally controlled drugs to help a dying patient commit suicide.
Ashcroft had argued that the CSA gave federal prosecutors the right to decide that assisting suicide is not part of legitimate medical practice.
The ruling affirms that "states have independent authority to determine the scope of legitimate medical practice," Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers said in a statement.
It should not be up to the federal government to tell us what is legitimate medical practice," said Dr.