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23 May

News: New weight-loss drug advertises honestly?

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GlaxoSmithKline is preparing to launch the first over-the-counter diet pill to be approved by the FDA. The drug is scheduled to hit the market next month and will be called alli.

The marketing for this drug will include the message that you must diet and exercise to get the affect of this pill. We all are looking for the magic pill, this isn’t it, but they aren’t marketing it as a magic pill either. What the pill does is block the fat from entering your system, with some rather unfortunate side effects if you take in conjunction with a high-fat diet. Apparently the studies show that you could lose a few extra pounds for every five pounds you would normally lose through diet and exercise.

If this is the way alli works, sign me up for a trial pack! It’s a bit costly, but anything within the business of weight loss is. This might be something really worth watching.

Check out the following CNN article for more info including those side effects:


9 Responses to “News: New weight-loss drug advertises honestly?”

  1. 1
    Julie Says:

    I have seen ads for alli, but I didn’t even realize it was a pill. Maybe their huge marketing campaign isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. =)

    Of course, if they keep mentioning that when you start to use it, you need to keep an extra pair of pants on hand for “accidents”…that’s not going to help their marketing either! =)

    Sounds like it might be better to just exercise and watch what we eat. =)

  2. 2
    Tony Says:

    I checked out the marketing, and they absolutely mention that you need to watch what you eat or you will have ‘treatment effects’.

    They seem to be pretty up front in saying that if you aren’t serious about trying to lose weight, then you probably don’t want to try alli.

    It wouldn’t make me quit dieting and exercising, but if it gave those a bit of a boost, that would be wonderful.

  3. 3
    Hussman Says:

    No, no, no. Tony, don’t do it. This is Oboe Cop here. You don’t need to have a drug with nasty-ass side effects, when you are already winning the battle.

  4. 4
    Dani in NC Says:

    My husband has used the prescription version of this and it worked well for him. He just has problems sticking to anything, whether it is a diet or a medication regimen, even if it is working. I’m normally anti-pill when it comes to weight loss, but this works as sort of a deterrent. You know how they used to give some drug addicts a medication that would make them sick if they slipped up and went off the wagon? This works like that. As long as you don’t slip up and eat something fatty, you won’t need those extra pants 🙂

  5. 5
    Adam Says:

    I found your blog via Google while searching for weight loss pill and your post regarding News: New weight-loss drug advertises honestly? looks very interesting for me

  6. 6
    Burn Calories Says:

    Man I wish my blog was as well written as yours! 🙂 great work! I guess I am still learning and started on a tough topic, weight loss!

  7. 7
    Jaden Flores Says:

    Diet pills might help you to reduce your weight but they have nasty side effects too“’

  8. 8
    Louis Price Says:

    diet pills should be avoided coz they can give some nasty side effects,..

  9. 9
    Fire Grate  Says:

    i always avoid diet pills because they have nasty side effects-`’

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