While Eli Lilly's CEO was out lobbying for drug safety, the FDA was posting a letter on its website warning the drug maker to stop making "false and misleading" claims about its antidepressant Cymbalta.
At issue was a promotional mailing that left out some of the drug's most serious side effects and exaggerated its effectiveness at easing pain. (In addition to its approval for use in depression and anxiety, Cymbalta is approved for diabetic nerve pain.) The agency ordered Lilly to stop distributing the mailer--which was first used in 2005.
- check out the warning letter from the FDA