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Drug eluting stents are widely used “off label”

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 17 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1028

Drug eluting stents may be a breakthrough technology, but clinicians' enthusiasm for them has already outstripped the supporting evidence, says an editorial. These products were licensed quickly on the basis of randomised trials in selected low risk patients. But it's now clear that many people …

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