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Two Recent OPDP Letters Prompted by “Bad Ad Program” Complaints

Two Recent OPDP Letters Prompted by “Bad Ad Program” Complaints

March 15, 2021 – The FDA Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) marked the 10-year anniversary of the Bad Ad Program in 2020, and kicks off 2021 with three enforcement actions – two Warning Letters and one Untitled Letter – two of which cited the Bad Ad Program as the source of complaints about potentially […]

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Bad Ad Complaints Yield Two OPDP Warning Letters, One on COVID Email Claims

Bad Ad Complaints Yield Two OPDP Warning Letters, One on COVID Email Claims

Oct. 12, 2020 – The FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) enforcement efforts are picking up steam following a slow start – just one enforcement letter issued between January 2020 and July 2020 – with two recent Warning Letters resulting from complaints through the agency’s Bad Ad Program. In a Sept. 22 Warning Letter […]

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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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As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues, Promotion of Unapproved “Cures” Abounds

As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues, Promotion of Unapproved “Cures” Abounds

May 4, 2020 – An important part of protecting the public health during the COVID-19 pandemic is making sure that the marketing of treatments or remedies that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the virus is stopped before consumers waste their money or potentially are harmed by these products. […]

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FDA Streamlines COVID-19 Product Pathways, Continues to Crack Down on Misleading Claims

FDA Streamlines COVID-19 Product Pathways, Continues to Crack Down on Misleading Claims

April 13, 2020 – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responding to the challenges of COVID-19 in new ways that streamline product review and policy approaches, while also ensuring that entities promoting unapproved products that claim to be effective against the virus do not go unchecked. Last week, the FDA and the Federal Trade […]

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FDA and FTC: Coronavirus Products Are Fraudulent, Could Delay Treatment

FDA and FTC: Coronavirus Products Are Fraudulent, Could Delay Treatment

March 16, 2020 – Amid rising concerns over “Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19), the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission took action last week against seven companies for selling fraudulent COVID-19 products. The regulators sent Warning Letters to the companies because these products “are unapproved drugs that pose significant risks to patient […]

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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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OPDP Cites Risk Presentation Issues in YouTube Video, Email in New Enforcement Letters

OPDP Cites Risk Presentation Issues in YouTube Video, Email in New Enforcement Letters

Oct. 7, 2019 – Promotional materials are false or misleading not only if they make efficacy claims that are unsupported, but also if they fail to bring to light the risks associated with use of the product, the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion said in two enforcement letters issued in September to address claims […]

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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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CDRH Issues Warning Letter for Device Cancer Diagnosis Claims in Brochures, on Website

CDRH Issues Warning Letter for Device Cancer Diagnosis Claims in Brochures, on Website

Feb. 28, 2019 – In a rare promotion-related enforcement action, the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) issued a Warning Letter to Total Thermal Imaging Inc. (TTI) for claims made about its Thermography Business Package product in the firm’s brochures and on its website. Following an inspection of the firm in summer 2018, […]

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