By Jon Hamilton
March 20, 2017
Gerard Sanacora, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University, has treated
hundreds of severely depressed patients with low doses of ketamine, an
anesthetic and popular club drug that isn't approved for depression.
This sort of "off-label" prescribing is legal. But Sanacora says other
doctors sometimes ask him, "How can you be offering this to patients based
on the limited amount of information that's out there and not knowing the
potential long-term risk?"