As a documented critic of America’s flagship nanny state agency, the Food and Drug Administration, I am grateful that a Kardashian selfie has been removed from the interwebz and I can now think of something really useful the FDA has accomplished.
Kim Kardashian, who has about 50 trillion followers on the narcissist-enabling Instagram platform, makes a pretty chunk of change posting certain “endorsed” products.
Kim Kardashian West found that out the hard way today, when she had to delete a post she’d made in support of a morning sickness pill called Diclegis. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked her to remove the selfie from Instagram because it didn’t have enough information about the pill’s side effects, BuzzFeed reports.
Here’s the pic:
Here’s what the poet laureate of Instagram wrote about the drug: “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, I felt a lot better and most importantly, it’s been studied and there was no increased risk to the baby. I’m so excited and happy with my results that I’m partnering with Duchesnay USA to raise awareness about treating morning sickness. If you ahve morning sickness, be safe and sure to talk to your doctor about the pill with the pregnant woman on it and find out more www.diclegis.com; www.DiclegisImportantSafetyInfo.com”
Morning sickness, u guyz. OMG.
But the FDA would have none of that. The Agency wrote to Eric Gervais the executive vice president of Duchesnay that the Kardashian post 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.”
“These violations are concerning from a public health perspective because they suggest that DICLEGIS is safer than has been demonstrated,” the letter continues.
That’s against the FDA rulez, u guyz.
Here’s where the FDA gets a little bossy. The Agency wants Duchesnay to, according to Business Insider, “submit a comprehensive plan for spreading the correct and complete information.”
Anyway, Kim K has gotten in trouble before for shilling products, in particular the Tria laser (LASER!!!?!?!) which she claimed to use all over her body. A lawsuit argued the laser was not safe to use on “the face, head, ears, neck, nipples, genitals, or anus.”