It appears the MHRA are taking its paymasters competition seriously these days.
Medical News Today is reporting that a 44-year old man received a six month prison sentence last friday for the illegal sale and supply of unlicensed slimming pills.
The article goes on to say that the pills contained a substance called ephedrine, an alkaloid derived from various plants in the genus Ephedra.
MHRA Head of Operations, Danny Lee-Frost, said:
"The products being sold by Mr Green have undergone no quality control and he continued selling these products even after he was made aware of the dangers of what he was doing.
"This is yet another example of the danger of buying any type of drug from an unregulated source. You simply don't know what you are taking, the dosage, the conditions it was made in or most importantly, the effect it might have on your health."
My only surprise here is that Danny Lee-Frost never added "Alli is on sale from all major pharmacy outlets."
Ephedrine has been reported to cause heart palpitations, dizziness and *very* bad mood swings.
Unlike the SSRi's that the MHRA are in denial about then!
You can read more about the MHRA teaming up with Pfizer HERE and HERE.
You can also read about GlaxoSmithKline's over the counter diet pill, Alli and how Glaxo got the ‘With Allies Like This, Who Needs Enemas?’ Award for Irresponsibly Selling a Formerly Prescription-Only Weight Loss Drug Over-the-Counter
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