Drug agency SLAM Kim Kardashian for “morning sickness prescription”

Kim has been condemned for posting about the drug on social media.


by Maria Vallahis |
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It has been reported US drugs regulators ordered Kim Kardashian to delete an Instagram post which promoted a morning sickness drug.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, who last month revealed she never does commercial deals that force her to make positive endorsements on the social media platform, promoted a drug called Diclegis on Insta.

"OMG. Have you heard about this? As you guys know my #morningsickness has been pretty bad," she posted to her 42 million Twitter followers linking to her Instagram page, referencing the drug.

The post on Insta, which saw Kim cheek-to-cheek with the drug, also read: “I’m so excited and happy with my results that I’m partnering with [drug maker] Duchesnay USA to raise awareness about treating morning sickness.”

But the Food and Drinks Administration, who ordered the drug's maker to stop promoting the product in this manner, has attacked the post for failing to flag potential side effects.


"Most importantly, it's been studied and there was no increased risk to the baby," continued Kim on her post.

The pregnant mum also provided a link to the drug firm's own related safety warnings, but did describe the potential risks herself.

"The social media post is misleading because it presents various efficacy claims for Diclegis, but fails to communicate any risk information," FDA division director Robert Dean wrote in a complaint to the Canadian pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Kim's tweet about the drug.

"Because the violations described above are serious and repeated, we request, further, that your submission includes a comprehensive plan of action to disseminate truthful, non-misleading, and complete corrective messages about the issues discussed in this letter to the audiences that received the violative promotional materials."

It was ordered that the company needs to send out another post, ideally by Kim to contain the "truthful, non-misleading, and complete corrective messages about the issues discussed … to the audience that received the violative promotional material”.

In the UK it is illegal to advertise a prescription-only medicine to the public.

Kim Kardashian best maternity outfits gallery:


kim kardashian best maternity outfits gallery

15th January 20131 of 6

15th January 2013

Kim wore this pretty Stella McCartney two-piece early in her pregnancy, the peplum top perfectly covering her mini bump. We loved the slick of power pop lippy and simple nude heels.

17th January 20132 of 6

17th January 2013

Klassic Kim! The star looked sleek at LAX airport wearing a chic trench over all-black.

24th February 20133 of 6

24th February 2013

At Elton John's Oscars bash Kim upped the glam in a Donna Karan white gown with vampy lips and a fur stole.

7th April 20134 of 6

7th April 2013

Kim got a lot of stick for this preggo look but we liked it. The bright coral and loose shape is perf for summery bump-stylin'.

13th April 20135 of 6

13th April 2013

Kim looked radiant at her perfume launch, rocking rouge Valentino with matchy lips and court shoes. That's North in there!

22nd April 20136 of 6

22nd April 2013

Loose styles with good tailoring in luxe fabrics worked way better for Kim's pregnancy bod than bodycon stretchy. This coat dress looked super elegant.

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