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- Updated: March 27, 2014
Alli – a weight loss drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline was said to have been tampered with. As of now all they have found it that the bottles seem to have been tampered with but there are no side effects been reported. This is a major cause for concern as people are anxious about the ripple effects that this might have. Also they are worried about the safety of their health.
The bottle which is supposed to contain the drug Alli, was said to be sold open and in some cases, there were different drugs found in it. Weight loss pills are in huge demand as people are looking for quick and easy ways to lose weight. People are desperately looking for an alternative to fight obesity as most of them do not have the time or the will power to follow an exercise regime. Millions of people in the United States battle obesity and this pushes them to turn to weight loss pills for a convenient way to lose weight. There around 40% people above the age of 20 years who are obese.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) launched an investigation with the FDA regarding the tampering of the bottles for the over-the-counter weight loss drug Alli. As of now they have issued a formal recall of the drug but they have requested that people cooperate with the investigation. The bottles which were identified as tampered include a displaced seal, removed labels and pills and capsules of all different colors and shapes and even mismatched expiration dates. They outside packaging though, as of now seems to be the original one.
“We have launched an investigation after receiving reports from consumers that some bottles of Alli have been tampered with,” a GSK spokesperson said. The states affected so far include Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Texas.