FDA Warns Abbott About Marketing Of HIV Drug

Law360, New York (July 22, 2009, 6:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to Abbott Laboratories accusing it of overstating the efficacy of its HIV drug Kaletra, minimizing the drug's risks and including unsubstantiated claims in a promotional DVD featuring a testimonial from Magic Johnson.

In a letter to Abbott CEO Miles D. White posted Wednesday on the FDA's Web site, FDA director of drug marketing Thomas Abrams said the patient testimonial DVD, titled “I Know What's Important,” also appeared to be accompanied by an outdated version of the...
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