Imported Fenproporex-based Diet Pills from Brazil: A Report of Two Cases

@article{Cohen2008ImportedFD,
  title={Imported Fenproporex-based Diet Pills from Brazil: A Report of Two Cases},
  author={Pieter A. Cohen},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={430-433}
}
  • Pieter A. Cohen
  • Published 1 March 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine
Banned amphetamine-based anorectics are illicitly imported into the United States (US), but little is known regarding the harm these diet pills pose to US residents. A 26-year-old woman using imported diet pills presented with a two-year history of intermittent chest pains, palpitations, headaches and insomnia. Urine toxicology screen detected amphetamines and benzodiazepines. Fenproporex and chlordiazepoxide were detected in her pills. Her symptoms resolved after she stopped using diet pills… 
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