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MHRA warning over slimming pills


The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has received warnings from foreign regulators about “herbal slimming pills” containing undeclared sibutramine.

The pharmaceutical was formerly a prescription medication but its marketing authorisation was withdrawn in January this year by the European Medicines Agency.

The MHRA said these pills were often presented as “100 per cent natural” and promoting rapid weight loss, when in fact they present a serious risk to health.


Readers' comments (2)

  • Don't think there is much to worry about really! I have used and they were brilliant may be a psychological thing!

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  • it is common sense that any chemical whether medication or herbal which is not part of a normal healthy diet that you stuff into your body will have side effects and you will pay in some way for the consequences. What does 100% natural mean especially when it has been through some sort of manufacturing process?

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