Category Archives: Warning Letters

The Drop in OPDP Enforcement

Back when the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) issued regulatory action letters on a regular basis (either Warning Letters or Untitled Letters) regarding what the agency saw as infractions in the course of promotional speech, I would post a … Continue reading

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Testimonials – The Pitfalls

People like to get information from people they trust. Moreover, a hallmark of digital communications has been a turning away from large, institutionalized sources for information and turning instead to hear from individuals. Pew Research has shown that especially for … Continue reading

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Socializing Medicine – FDA Enforcement Involving Social Media

Have you ever had a conversation with someone who said pharma needs to stay away from social media because it is too risky? Even today, some hold that opinion. When social media, used primarily by individuals in its nascent stage, … Continue reading

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Promotion of Investigational Compound – Historical Overview

Communications regarding medicines in development – often referred to as “investigational compounds” can be particularly challenging. On the one hand, there are data milestones and advancements for the product through the regulatory cycle about which there is great interest. On … Continue reading

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FDA Enforcement on Promotional Communications – 2015 Summary

Happy New Year. That means that it is that time for some of those look-back postings where we look at what FDA has and has not accomplished in the course of the year we have just been through. In many … Continue reading

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