FDA warns dermatologist about promotion of antiwrinkle drug

The number of warnings regarding drug promotion has doubled since President Barack Obama came into office, according to a Reuters report.

The number of warnings regarding drug promotion has doubled since President Barack Obama came into office, according to a Reuters report.

Companies ranging from drugmakers to Cheerios and Nestle have been warned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the last year.

One of the latest warning letters was sent to Dr. Leslie Baumann, who recommended Dysport, an unapproved antiwrinkle drug, in outlets like Allure, Elle, and the Today show. The letter is raising concern among beauty editors who often rely on dermatologists and plastic surgeons for insight on procedures of interest to their readers.

This week, the Obama Administration also released the federal budget, which would increase funding for the FDA by 6%.

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