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Letter to FDA on the Off-Label Promotion of Several Diabetes Drugs

March 31, 2015

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Public Citizen calls on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Office of Prescription Drug Promotion to halt the dissemination of direct-to-consumer advertisements for five prescription drugs approved only for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. The ads promote the drugs for the off-label uses of weight loss and blood pressure reduction. Public Citizen also calls on the agency to fine the companies responsible for issuing the ads, an action that it has never before taken in response to such violative ads.

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