The FDA apparently monitors Kim Kardashian’s Instagram account.
After Kim posted a thinly-veiled advertisement for a morning sickness pregnancy pill, Diclegis, the FDA allegedly fired off letters to the company that makes the pill as well as Kim, asking them to stop/desist.
The reason behind the shutdown? The Instagram posting apparently “is false and misleading in that it presents efficacy claims for Diclegis, but fails to communicate any risk information associated with its use and it omits material facts.”
In addition to dropping its involvement with Kardashian, the company also now has to submit a plan to the Food & Drug Administration for disseminating the correct facts and full information pertaining to use and side effects.
According to Tech Insider, it isn’t the first time Kim has been involved in some flawed marketing pushes: “When she endorsed the Tria at-home laser hair remover, she got in trouble for claiming to use Tria all over her body. A rival laser hair removal company pointed out in a lawsuit that ‘even Tria says it’s not safe for the face, head, ears, neck, nipples, genitals, or anus.’”
Yikes. I wonder if there are any other instances out there where Kim sacrificed good judgment for money/fame?