Is Kim Kardashian Promoted A New Medication?
Born on October 21st, 1980 Kimberly Noel Kardashian most commonly known by everyone as Kim Kardashian is a Socialite, Actress, American Reality television personality, model and business woman. She gained a lot of publicity through her reality television series “Keeping up with the Kardashians” which included both her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian. She is married to the rapper Kanye West and has two children. Although Kim has a lot of business ventures, she gained media attention to her personal life.
Kim has an influential figure in social media such as Instagram and twitter. She is one of the top ten most-followed celebrities as of 2016. She has been uploading different types on pictures including selfies featuring variety of clothing and products.
A picture in her Instagram page featured a promotion for the morning sickness medication ‘Diclegis’. This sparked a furious backlash in the online community. The reason for this uproar is because she has posted about how she ‘felt a lot better’ after using the above morning sickness medication. She has also stated the she was happy with the results during her struggle with her second child and she was going to partner with the manufactures’ of Diclegis.
In the picture in her Instagram page you can see Kim with a sport smile holding up the pill stating about her morning sickness. The details stated that her morning sickness has been pretty bad although she changed her lifestyle and diet. She has also stated that the medication was prescribed by the doctor and has stated that studies showed no increased risk to the baby. Feature more she has stated she is excited and happy with the results.
The Drug had been once feared unsafe for use. This was mainly due to the filing of hundreds of lawsuits filed by women who used it claiming the pill caused birth defects. This incident happened three decades ago where the drug was taken off the market. After a various tests and improvements, the pharmaceutical firm which makes the drug, Duchesnay USA, has proved that there is no issue with the drug and it is safe to use. Now the pill has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. However, doctors do not recommend any sort of medication for morning sickness unless a change of daily diet is not sufficient.
Due to the above reasons fans hit out on her for pharmaceutical brand promotion. Some followers have commented in her post asking how much she got paid for this by the company. According to today.com the Food and Drug Administration has also issued a formal warning for the post.
An uproar in the medical community in the United Kingdom due to this post. A statement issued by a spokesperson for The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Dr. Daghni Rajasingam, said the drug is not licensed in the UK as a prescription drug is not recommended for use. Further he has stated that morning sickness clears up in 16-20 weeks and in severe cases short term medication subscribed a General Practitioner is sufficient.