Diet & Weight Loss: Would You Risk Heart Attack or Stroke To Take A Diet Pill?

It's no secret that I'm not fond of diet pills, and I've written quite a bit about my disdain for "Alli: The Diarrhea Diet" over the last few years. And it is now being reported that the prescription diet pill "Meridia" increases a person's risk of heart attack and stroke. Didn't we learn anything from the whole "Fen-Phen" debacle? ...more

I have taken Phentermine for a number of years with monthly checkups with my doctor. It's ...more

FDA Investigating Link Between Alli Diet Pills and Liver Damage

Filed under "Who Didn't See This Coming?:" The US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating reports that alli, the only FDA-approved nonprescription weight-loss drug, caused liver damage, according to The Washington Post. (Man, if that sentence wasn't a mouthful, I don't know what is. Except, of course, that people using alli can't have a mouthful because of how alli works, but more on that later.) While there is no conclusive link, more than 30 people using alli and Xenical, its stronger prescription sibling, were hospitalized with liver issues between 1999 and October 2008. ...more

I have heard about the Liver Damage and Alli, it seems like there is always something that comes ...more

Alli has Allies

Catherine posted her blog entry about Alli about six weeks ago, shortly after Alli became available over the counter. She covered many issues of concern regarding this GSK fat burner. * Treatment Effects (aka diarrhea, bloating, vomiting and oily anal discharge) * Cost * Potential Risks (including eating disorders) ...more

Ok, what is the point of this?

 If the stupid lady went and pigged out at Taco Cabana ...more