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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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 The app was initially approved but was rather quickly, well, unapproved. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "The end of OpenGL support, plus other updates Apple didn’t share at the keynote," 6 June 2018 Kaiser Health News reported that the investigation centers on allegations that Halford had injected human participants with his experimental and unapproved herpes vaccine without following essential safety protocols. Susan Scutti, CNN, "FDA investigating unauthorized herpes vaccine research, report says," 23 Apr. 2018 In 2013, four years earlier, the FDA had sent a letter to McGuckin’s office in Trenton, N.J., accusing him of conducting an unapproved clinical study involving the procedure and citing other violations. jsonline.com, "Despite FDA warnings, state boards lag in taking action on controversial MS treatment," 28 Mar. 2018 Larson also won the pole, but the NASCAR Cup Series regular was sent to the back of the field because of an unapproved tire change after qualifying. Jay Cohen, chicagotribune.com, "Kyle Larson comes from rear of field to win Xfinity race at Chicagoland Speedway," 30 June 2018 Marketing unapproved products, with uncertain dosages and formulations can keep patients from accessing appropriate, recognized therapies to treat serious and even fatal diseases. Andrew Joseph, STAT, "Archived chat: STAT on Marijuana-based medicine and drug development," 28 June 2018 Marketing unapproved products, with uncertain dosages and formulations, can keep patients from accessing appropriate, recognized therapies to treat serious and even fatal diseases. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Marijuana drug wins FDA approval—a first that may change federal regulations," 25 June 2018 The biggest hurdle would remain a reluctance by manufacturers to provide unapproved products. Alan Fram, USA TODAY, "Congress approves letting terminal patients 'right to try' experimental drugs," 22 May 2018

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1667, in the meaning defined above

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