The Medicines Control Council (MCC) has banned all sales of the controversial diet pill Simply Slim, Beeld newspaper reports.
According to a press release issued on Friday by Department of Health spokesperson, Fidel Hadebe, several shipments of the product tested positive for sibutramine.
Simply Slim is not registered as a medicine with the MCC and is sold as a complementary medicine by several shops, agents and even some pharmacy across South Africa.
According to the statement, the ingredient sibutramine is a Schedule 5 medication and therefore Simply Slim should be registered as medication.
Read more about the dangers of Simply Slim here.
- (Health24, February 2010)