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OPDP enforcement

Regulatory/FDA

Amgen Gets OPDP Untitled Letter for Claims about Neulasta Onpro vs. PFS Delivery

Amgen Gets OPDP Untitled Letter for Claims about Neulasta Onpro vs. PFS Delivery

July 26, 2021 – The FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) cited Amgen for making misleading claims that the delivery of its product Neulasta® through the Onpro® on-body injector is more effective than delivery through the pre-filled syringe (PFS) or is more effective than FDA-licensed biosimilars, which are only available through PFS. OPDP takes […]

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Regulatory/FDA

Addyi Radio Ad Garners OPDP Warning Letter for Omission of Risks

Addyi Radio Ad Garners OPDP Warning Letter for Omission of Risks

Sept. 21, 2020 – A radio ad that promotes the benefits of a product but omits all of the contraindications associated with its use creates “a misleading impression about the drug’s safety,” according to an FDA Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) Warning Letter issued recently to Sprout Pharmaceuticals Inc. for ADDYI®, a female libido […]

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DTC Advertising

OPDP Cites Xeris for Risk Presentation Issues in DTC TV Ad

OPDP Cites Xeris for Risk Presentation Issues in DTC TV Ad

Sept. 7, 2020 – A direct-to-consumer (DTC) television ad featuring an animated syringe yielded Xeris Pharmaceuticals Inc. an enforcement letter from the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) for alleged violations related to the product’s risk profile that “create a misleading impression about its safety and effectiveness.” In an Aug. 14 Untitled Letter, OPDP […]

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Regulatory/FDA

By One Measure, 2020 OPDP Enforcement Is Off to Slow Start

By One Measure, 2020 OPDP Enforcement Is Off to Slow Start

May 26, 2020 – Since 2015, the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) has issued a yearly high of 11 enforcement letters (2016) and a low of five enforcement letters (2017), and so far in 2020, OPDP has issued just one enforcement letter. The three Warning Letters and seven Untitled Letters issued by OPDP […]

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Regulatory/FDA

Press Release Highlighting Omission of Risk Warning Letter Closes OPDP’s Enforcement Year

Press Release Highlighting Omission of Risk Warning Letter Closes OPDP’s Enforcement Year

Dec. 20, 2019 – As 2019 comes to an end, the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion issued its third Warning Letter of the year to Alkermes Inc. for a medication-assisted treatment drug print ad for Vivitrol® and followed that up with an unprecedented press release about the enforcement action on Dec. 11. OPDP also […]

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Regulatory/FDA

Promotion of IND for Brain Cancer Treatment Prompts OPDP Enforcement Letter

Promotion of IND for Brain Cancer Treatment Prompts OPDP Enforcement Letter

Dec. 2, 2019 – In its sixth Untitled Letter of 2019, the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) cited Nascent Biotech Inc. for promoting an investigational new drug (IND) as a safe and effective treatment for brain cancer on its website. This is the second enforcement letter in 2019 to address issues related to […]

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Regulatory/FDA

OPDP Warning Letter: Omission of Risk Info in DTC Print Ad/Display Banners Misbrands ED Drug

OPDP Warning Letter: Omission of Risk Info in DTC Print Ad/Display Banners Misbrands ED Drug

Sept. 9, 2019 – In its first Warning Letter of 2019, the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP), continues to call out the omission of risk information cited in previous Untitled Letters this year, stating that Metuchen Pharmaceuticals LLC’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) print ad and display banners for its erectile dysfunction (ED) drug include claims […]

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Regulatory/FDA

Latest OPDP Enforcement Letters: Don’t Omit or Distract from Risk Information

Latest OPDP Enforcement Letters: Don’t Omit or Distract from Risk Information

Aug. 5, 2019 – In two new Untitled Letters, the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) makes clear that omitting risk information, misrepresenting product efficacy and using visuals that distract from risk messaging in direct-to-consumer (DTC) broadcast ads may draw the agency’s enforcement attention. In a July 25 Untitled Letter to CooperSurgical Inc., OPDP […]

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Regulatory/FDA

OPDP Untitled Letter Cites False, Misleading Claims about Efficacy, Risk Presentation for Obesity Drug

OPDP Untitled Letter Cites False, Misleading Claims about Efficacy, Risk Presentation for Obesity Drug

June 19, 2019 – The FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) has cited VIVUS Inc. for making false or misleading claims about the efficacy of and risks associated with Qsymia capsules, which are intended to be an adjunct treatment for obesity with a reduced-calorie diet and increased exercise, but allegedly were promoted as being […]

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Regulatory/FDA

OPDP Issues Enforcement Letter for Investigational Drug Promotion

OPDP Issues Enforcement Letter for Investigational Drug Promotion

April 30, 2019 – In its first enforcement letter of 2019, the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) asserts that an article posted on a sponsor’s website misbrands the investigational drug “Sodium Acetate C-11” (11-C Acetate) because it suggests in a promotional context that the drug is safe and effective for the purpose for […]

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