The FDA issued a warning a couple of days ago about two brands of diet pills. These are popular pills commonly known as "Brazilian diet pills" and imported from Brazil. Their brand names are Emagrece Sim and Herbathin. The FDA says the use of these pills could lead to serious side effects or injury. They contain amphetamines, tranquilizers and antidepressants. Amphetamines are addictive.
Sales of these two brands of diet pills has been booming. People have been buying them online at a cost of about $230 for a months supply. They claim to have 'all-natural' ingredients but this is clearly not the case.
Amphetamines can be dangerous for people with heart problems or high blood pressure. And the tranquilizers in the pills can become habit forming and can cause people to be dizzy and drowsy. The FDA says it is now blocking the import of these drugs into the United States.
The art print above is Two Forks by Bob Carlos Clarke.