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FDA Warns Kim Kardashian Over Misleading Drug Endorsement

FDA Warns Kim Kardashian Over Misleading Drug Endorsement
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By    |   Wednesday, 12 August 2015 01:02 PM


Kim Kardashian, famous for being famous and her selfies on Instagram and Twitter, has millions of fans, but the Food and Drug Administration isn't one of them. Kardashian recently raved about a treatment for the morning sickness treatment Diclegis in a post and photograph on Instagram.

The post drew the ire of the FDA, which responded by sending the drug's manufacturer a letter demanding the photograph of Kardashian posing with a bottle of Diclegis be taken down.

Last month, Kardashian enthusiastically posted the following on Instagram: "OMG. Have you heard about this? As you guys know my #morningsickness has been pretty bad. I tried changing things about my lifestyle, like my diet, but nothing helped, so I talked to my doctor. He prescribed me #Diclegis, and I felt a lot better and most importantly, it's been studied and there was no increased risk to the baby."

Kardashian continued her post, urging women with morning sickness to "be safe and sure to ask your doctor about the pill with the pregnant woman on it and find out more." She made no mention of the warnings listed on the label. The post was linked to both Twitter and Facebook.

Kardashian was paid by Duchesnay, the drug's maker, to talk about the drug, according to NBC News.

The FDA was concerned and sent a letter beginning: "The Office of Prescription Drug Promotion ... has reviewed the Kim Kardashian Social Media Post," says the Washington Post. "The social media post is false or misleading in that it presents efficacy claims for DICLEGIS, but fails to communicate any risk information."

Kardashian's posts promoting the drug were removed by all three websites.

Duchesnay responded with the following statement to NBC News: "Duchesnay USA takes its regulatory responsibilities very seriously, and acknowledges that its communications, including in social media as in this particular instance, need to be in accordance with applicable rules and regulations."

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