New Diet Drug: Accidents May Happen

New Diet Drug: Accidents May Happen – Newsweek Health – MSNBC.com

“GlaxoSmithKline has a tip for people who decide to try Alli, the over-the-counter weight-loss drug it is launching with a multimillion-dollar advertising blitz—keep an extra pair of pants handy. That’s because Alli, a lower-dose version of the prescription drug Xenical, could (cue the late-night talk-show hosts) make you soil your pants. But while Alli’s most troublesome side effect, anal leakage, is sure to be good for a few laughs, millions of people who are desperate to take off weight may still decide the threat of an accident is worth it.”

Nice. Take an over-the-counter pill that blocks the absorption of fat and sends it along to its ultimate end.

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

0 thoughts on “New Diet Drug: Accidents May Happen”

  1. it should be take while eating Olestra fried potato chips, which had the occassional side effect of “explosive analy leakage.”
    Oh God, those guys at the pharma companies. What fun.

    Jim

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  2. I knew I should’ve bought those Depends stocks.

    Actually there’s already an “anti-fat pill” that’s been on the market for a couple of years: FBCx http://www.artjen.net/faq.html. Supposedly, you continue to eat your high-fat diet, take a couple of these pills, and you go from Fat Albert to Jack Sprat at the rate of about a pound and a half a week.

    Have no idea if it actually works or not, but from what I’ve read you don’t have to worry about “leakage” except for the gasseous kind.

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