A lot of things have changed in the practice of medicine. Independent physicians used to be in charge of their practice and the decision of what is best for their patients. A physician made all decisions about prescriptions to give to their patients. Bodies (such as FDA) could approve a drug’s safety but were not involved in how they are used after that.
Today, a drug has to take a two billion dollar journey to become approved.
Dr. Orient claims she has never seen this federal intervention level before.