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.
State lawyers countered that the federal government has let states decide how to regulate the practice of medicine and that nothing in the Controlled Substances Act gave Ashcroft authority to decide what is a legitimate medical practice.
Oregon's Right to Regulate Legitimate Medical Practice at Question
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.