Posted 17 August 2016
MHRA launch FakeMeds campaign with warning on dodgy diet pills
A campaign is being launched today aimed at young adults warning of the dangers of buying dodgy diet pills online.
FakeMeds aims to warn would-be slimmers against shelling out for dangerous or useless products sold by illegal online suppliers.
Thousands of pills and potions promising miracle results are bought over the summer months as holidaymakers look for shortcuts to beach-ready bodies – with women aged 18-30 most likely to buy.
After handing over bank details, many receive bottles of tablets packed with dangerous or useless ingredients. Nasty side effects can include heart attacks, strokes – and in extreme cases, death.