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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.

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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