Kardashian Selfie Isn't the First Celebrity Drug Endorsement to Endure Federal Scrutiny

AUGUST 14, 2015
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Kim Kardashian can’t keep up with pharmaceutical advertising.
The FDA recently issued a warning letter to drug manufacturer Duchesnay USA regarding Kardashian’s endorsement of Diclegis, a morning sickness medication.
On her Instagram account, Kardashian endorsed Diclegis without mentioning any risks or potential side effects associated with the drug’s use. She even wrote that the drug had “been studied and there was no increased risk to the baby.”

While the FDA’s action against Kardashian’s endorsement is certainly generating a lot of buzz, it isn’t the first time a celebrity fell under the federal microscope.
Here are some other memorable moments of government intervention in drug promotions featuring celebrities: