Alli Diet Drug Update

Alli Diet Pills – Update

Alli should have been and would have been the best selling non prescription diet pill in the history of the weight loss industry.

Alli is the only diet pill that has FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) approval and is also available to buy without GP consultation or the need for a prescription.

FDA approval is reserved for drug classed prescription only diet pills and no other commercially available or over the counter (OTC) diet pill has (to date) been awarded this status.

Produced by GlaxoSmithKline and from a marketing perspective Alli has just about everything.  From a consumer perspective Alli was a disappointment.

Alli hit the shelves around 18 months ago in the United States – billed as a the $1 a day anti obesity drug that could promote Rapid Weight Loss, Alli has been plagued with consumer reports and concerns over a side effect that is not so much dangerous but hugely embarrassing.

Read the original Alli Review for more detail regarding possible side effects.

For a UK consumer, purchases up until now would have to be made from US online based websites such as Healthbuy. But now Alli seems to have the seal of approval by Europe’s medicine watchdog and could be on sale in Britain by the spring or summer.

Alli is a lower strength version of the prescription only anti obesity drug Orlistat, better name under the brand name of Xenical.

It is interesting to note that the clinical trials involving Alli have not appeared to have been scrutinised to deeply – allowing the Xenical association to do its talking.

Alli should be available to UK consumer around April 2009 – until then if you want to try Alli for yourself then you will need to purchase outside of the UK.

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