un·​ap·​proved | \ ˌən-ə-ˈprüvd \

Definition of unapproved

: not judged to be acceptable : not given official approval : not approved drugs unapproved by the FDA an unapproved credit card transaction unapproved travel expenses

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There’s not much evidence that unapproved uses are doing harm What about harm to fisheries from people fishing with nets? Kelsey Piper, Vox, "Bednets are one of our best tools against malaria — but myths about their misuse threaten to obscure that," 18 Oct. 2018 There were 157 products containing more than one unapproved ingredient. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "The Illegal Ingredients in Your Dietary Supplements," 22 Oct. 2018 Midazolam maker Alvogen of New Jersey filed a lawsuit in Nevada state court accusing Nevada of illegally securing midazolam for unapproved purposes. Ken Ritter And Michelle L. Price, Time, "Nevada Delays Its First Execution in 12 Years After a Drug Company Objects," 12 July 2018 Assuming the caravan does eventually reach the border in anything like its current form, US troops will also help Border Patrol agents spot immigrants attempting to enter the country illegally, at unapproved crossings. David Roberts, Vox, "The caravan “invasion” and America’s epistemic crisis," 2 Nov. 2018 Allegedly, French authorities claimed implants with the unapproved gel were only used after 2001. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Over 5,000 British Women Are Being Accused of Lying About Getting Defunct Breast Implants," 1 Oct. 2018 The House and Senate bills would establish a new pathway providing access to unapproved medicines for certain patients who had exhausted other treatment options. Robert Pear, New York Times, "House Passes Bill That Would Give Patients Access to Experimental Drugs," 21 Mar. 2018 Otherwise, a broad range of patients could get access to unapproved medicines—not reviewed for safety or effectiveness by the FDA—that could be dangerous, and not helpful to the patient. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, "House Introduces ‘Right to Try’ Legislation to Permit Use of Unproven Drugs for Dying Patients," 10 Mar. 2018 The guidance lets companies disclose and discuss with payers certain categories of information, such as unapproved but clinically appropriate indications, pricing, and study results that before would have been considered off limits. John Osborn, STAT, "FDA allows off-label health care economic discussions. Is there more to come?," 29 June 2018

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1667, in the meaning defined above

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