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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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 While drugmaker Avanir Pharmaceuticals has said that many dementia patients suffer from PBA, regulators are concerned that Medicare may be paying for the drug for unapproved and potentially fraudulent uses. Blake Ellis And Melanie Hicken, CNN, "Government issues warning about pill pushed on the elderly," 4 June 2018 The unapproved treatments were used on thousands of patients, according to a news release by the U.S. Department of Justice. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "FDA seeks injunction to stop treatments by U.S. Stem Cell in Sunrise," 9 May 2018 One inmate was executed with an unapproved drug and a second inmate was just moments away from being led to the death chamber before prison officials realized the same wrong drug had been delivered for his execution. Sean Murphy, USA TODAY, "Oklahoma says it plans to use nitrogen for executions," 15 Mar. 2018

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1667, in the meaning defined above

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