Too much of a miracle?
Forget aspirin, penicillin or tranquilizers. The true wonder drug, in
the eyes of all too many people, is one that promotes weight loss. For
a while amphetamines seemed to provide that miracle, until doctors
began warning of their severe side effects, which include increased
blood pressure and heart rate, a dependency on the drugs, and bouts of
depression when the pills are withdrawn. Now magical diet potions are
being promoted in a new and, according to some doctors, alarming form.
To make matters worse, they can be had for...
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