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# Diet pills

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World alert issued over diet pills that kill
The world police agency has raised the alarm in 190 countries.
21-year-old 'burned up from within' and died after taking diet pills bought online
Her mother said the doctors ‘never stood a chance of saving her’.
Supplements used in weight loss and bodybuilding linked to death in US
Consumers are being warned not to take products in the OxyELITE range.
Clinics told to stop advertising 'weight loss' fertility drug
The drug, human chorionic gonadotropin, is licensed for use in fertility treatment, and the Irish Medicines Board said it “advises strongly” against its use for weight loss.
Pharmacists dispute health warnings over meal replacement products
The Irish Pharmacy Union has disputed claims that over-the-counter meal replacement products can encouarge “a cycle of failure” in people attempting to manage their weight.
Consumers warned against buying illegal diet pills online
The Irish Medicines Board has warned that seemingly ‘safe’ slimming products bought online can contain Sibutramine – a substance linked to heart attacks and strokes that has been and withdrawn from the worldwide market.
Death-warning drug was never licensed in Ireland
Medicines Board reassures that weight-loss medicine which is linked to 500 deaths was not prescribed here.