Tag Archives: social media

FDA Issues Long-Awaited Draft Guidance Documents Concerning Internet/Social Media

Recently, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two long-awaited draft guidance documents pertaining to internet and social media: Internet/Social Media Platforms: Correcting Independent Third-Party Misinformation About Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices Internet/Social Media Platforms with Character Space Limitations–Presenting Risk and Benefit Information for Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices. The first draft guidance … Continue Reading

Upcoming Webinar: “Advertising Drugs and Health Care Products via Social Media: FDA Regulation”

On Wednesday, May 7, Covington attorneys Stefanie Doebler and Saurabh Anand will be participating in a webinar that might be of interest to many of the readers of this blog.  The presentation, entitled “Advertising Drugs and Health Care Products via Social Media,” will provide attendees with an overview of a recent FDA draft guidance addressing … Continue Reading

FDA Issues Untitled Letter Focused On Promotional Claims On Facebook

On March 12, FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) posted an untitled letter on its webpage alleging that Institut Biochimique SA’s (IBSA) Facebook page for the drug Tirosint® misbranded the drug.  Though the enforcement letter discusses a drug, the principles discussed in the letter are instructive for medical device promotion activities.  The untitled letter … Continue Reading

FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Postmarketing Requirements for Promotion on Social Media

On January 13, 2014, FDA issued a draft guidance document entitled “Fulfilling Regulatory Requirements for Postmarketing Submissions of Interactive Promotional Media for Prescription Human and Animal Drugs and Biologics.”  This draft guidance addresses the procedural topic of submitting Forms FDA 2253 and 2301 when firms use social media such as blogs, microblogs, social networking sites, … Continue Reading

FTC Releases New Guidance For Online Advertising Disclosures

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on our sister blogs, InsideTechMedia and Inside Privacy.   This FTC guidance will be of interest to device manufacturers, since the  FTC regulates advertising of non-restricted devices, and FDA is continuing to consider its regulatory policies for use of the internet and social media.  We note that FDA may … Continue Reading