Wyeth’s Vitamin Ads Draw Scrutiny From House Panel

Law360, New York (September 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Advertisements touting Wyeth’s Centrum Cardio as the only multivitamin that cuts cholesterol have caught the attention of members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee.

Two committee members sent a letter to Wyeth Chief Executive Officer Bernard J. Poussot on Friday, voicing concerns that Wyeth's statements in television commercials and on its Web site could be confusing consumers about the effects of its vitamin on reducing cholesterol.

“These statements may be misleading to the general public and … patients with high cholesterol may...
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