Tammie Snyder, now 30, holds Presley, one of her 9-month-old twin daughters, at her family's home in New Baltimore, Michigan. For three and a half months during her pregnancy, Snyder was prescribed terbutaline, which is approved for the treatment of asthma, to prevent premature labor.
Tammie Snyder, now 30, holds Presley, one of her 9-month-old twin daughters, at her family's home in New Baltimore, Michigan. For three and a half months during her pregnancy, Snyder was prescribed terbutaline, which is approved for the treatment of asthma, to prevent premature labor. Chip Somodevilla / Detroit Free Press / MCT
Tammie Snyder, now 30, holds Presley, one of her 9-month-old twin daughters, at her family's home in New Baltimore, Michigan. For three and a half months during her pregnancy, Snyder was prescribed terbutaline, which is approved for the treatment of asthma, to prevent premature labor. Chip Somodevilla / Detroit Free Press / MCT

Prescribing drugs 'off-label' is routine, but can injure, kill patients

November 02, 2003 6:32 PM