Title: MHRA warns herbal slimming pills may contain sibutramine.
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Date of publication: 15th August, 2011.
Publication type: News item.
In a nutshell: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned people that slimming drugs purchased via the Internet may contain the prescription-only drug sibutramine, which has been linked with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke. People should consult their pharmacist, doctor or nurse before taking slimming aids obtained via the Internet.
Length of publication: 1 page.
Acknowledgement: The original statement from the MHRA can be viewed via this link.