For Big Pharma, Is Breaking the Law the Price of Doing Business?


The Food and Drug Administration says it has nearly doubled the number of warnings to drugmakers for questionable promotion since President Obama took office. The agency sent 41 enforcement letters 2009, up from 21 in 2008, Thomas Abrams, head of the FDA's Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communication (DDMAC), tells Reuters. In January alone, the FDA sent nine letters.