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Chinese slim pill warning.

SLIMMERS were warned today to avoid potentially dangerous and illegal traditional Chinese medicines which have been discovered for sale in the UK. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said it had become aware of the slimming aids being available on the market in this country.

It is believedthat one traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) product, Shubao Slimming Capsules, was responsible for a case of irreversible liver failure in the UK. The MHRA has told people that they should be cautious if they were considering using a TCM slimming aid.

Quality of unlicensed medecines such as TCMs cannot be assured
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 17, 2005
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