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#Diet pills

# diet-pills - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

World alert issued over diet pills that kill

The world police agency has raised the alarm in 190 countries.

# diet-pills - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

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’.

# diet-pills - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Supplements used in weight loss and bodybuilding linked to death in US

Consumers are being warned not to take products in the OxyELITE range.

# diet-pills - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

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.

# diet-pills - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

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.

# diet-pills - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

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products bought online can contain Sibutramine – a substance linked to heart attacks and strokes that has been and withdrawn from the worldwide market.

# diet-pills - Thursday 25 November, 2010

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.