Off-Label Use of Prescription Drugs for Cancer

Bulletin
Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Health Care Bulletin #121

The law requires all health insurance plans doing business in Vermont that provide coverage for prescription drugs, to also provide coverage for "off-label" uses of pharmaceuticals to treat cancer where the drug is: (1) prescribed by a treating oncologist and (2) the "off-label" use is a "medically accepted indication for the treatment of cancer" The law prohibits insurers from denying coverage for such off-label uses as investigational.

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