Imported Compounded Diet Pill Use Among Brazilian Women Immigrants in the United States

  title={Imported Compounded Diet Pill Use Among Brazilian Women Immigrants in the United States},
  author={Pieter A. Cohen and D. McCormick and C. Casey and G. Dawson and K. Hacker},
  journal={Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health},
  • Pieter A. Cohen, D. McCormick, +2 authors K. Hacker
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
  • In Brazil, compounded diet pills that combine amphetamines, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, diuretics and laxatives are often prescribed. In 2006, the Food and Drug Administration banned their sale in the United States (US) citing substantial safety concerns. This study evaluates the prevalence of, and factors associated with, use of these pills among Brazilian immigrant women aged 18–50. Pill use was assessed at one clinic and two churches using an anonymous survey (n = 307). While living in… CONTINUE READING

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