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Mental Health Awareness Week: how EU diet pill rules are harming patients

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 is focusing on body image, concerns about which are associated with a poorer quality of life, psychological distress and an increased risk of disordered eating behaviour. Many eating disorder patients find themselves turning to diet pills, which are readily available on high street shelves across the EU due to a regulatory loophole which sees them classed as ‘medical devices’ rather than drugs.


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