Not everyone is digging Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy selfies! The ‘KUWTK’ star was reportedly forced to take down an Instagram post endorsing her go-to morning sickness pill after the FDA filed a formal complaint. Whoops!
Kim Kardashian‘s Instagram has gotten the attention of the FDA and not in a good way! The federal agency has reportedly issued the 34-year-old reality star a warning letter asking her to remove an Instagram post uploaded in July 2015 of her promoting Diclegis, a drug she credited for helping with her terrible morning sickness, after the post was deemed “misleading.” Uh oh, Kim! To hear more about Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Despite looking gorgeous in the selfie and claiming the drug, made by Duchesnay USA, helped ease her pregnancy symptoms, the FDA wasn’t impressed with the Selfish author’s endorsement. “The Office of Prescription Drug Promotion…has reviewed the Kim Kardashian Social Media Post,” the letter, dated Aug. 7 to Duchesnay executive vice president Eric Gervais, begins. “The social media post is false or misleading in that it presents efficacy claims for DICLEGIS, but fails to communicate any risk information.” The letter also points out that Kim failed to mention notes on the drug’s label that describes its approved uses. Therefore, her “violations are concerning from a public health perspective because they suggest the DICLEGIS is safer than has been demonstrated.” That sounds pretty serious, Kim!
The drama apparently started when the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to Instagram to promote a new partnership with the drug, which at the time, she claimed helped her get through her own battle with morning sickness. “As you guys know, my morning sickness has been pretty bad,” Kim wrote in the photo’s original caption. “[My doctor] prescribed me Diclegis, I felt a lot better and most importantly, it’s been studied and there was no increased risk to the baby.” Kim has since deleted the post, which originally racked up more than 450,000 likes.
Despite all of the drama, it seems that Kim will still sponsor the company and will likely have to issue a replacement post in the very near future. Kim originally learned about the drug from her own OB-GYN, which makes us think that this is likely all one big misunderstanding. Still, it’s important to educate oneself on any drug one is taking, and to take it responsibly — something we hope Kim is a little bit more aware of the next time around.
Tell us HollywoodLifers, do you think Kim should have been forced to remove her Instagram post?
— Alyssa Montemurro