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23 February 2010

MCC bans Simply Slim diet pill

The Medicines Control Council (MCC) has banned all sales of the controversial diet pill Simply Slim.

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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)

 
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