Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Lose Lbs and Control of Your Bowels

Seems Pharmaceuticals have beaten common sense once more. In FDA approves non-prescription diet pill - Yahoo! News they announced that
"the fat-blocking weight-loss pill orlistat, which has been available by prescription, can be sold in a reduced-strength version over the counter"
Basically, instead of absorbing fat, as any good digestive system should, it just passes about of quarter of it straight through. Meaning that your bottom becomes runny, you can't have a normal life, you get depressed, eat more and need more pills. A vicious cycle if you like.

How do you avoid this outpouring from your butt??
"Eating a low-fat diet will reduce the likelihood of this side effect."
But isn't the point of the drug to prevent fat absorption? If you are eating less fat, won't the drug effectively DO NOTHING??

Why not just eat less, especially less fat in the first place?? Ahh, cos that's too hard - its easier to pop a pill, stuff your face with pizza, and hope they find a life-threatening problem with the pill so you can make out like a bandit in the class-action suit (or rather so the lawyers can).

Oh, and at $1-$2 a day for $5-$6M people, the pharma would lose out on, oh, around $3B !!

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