Amy Pezzente wants to

Regulate diet pills so they can be sold behind the counter

Prevent youth from abusing diet pills: eating disorder prevention.

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  • Amy Pezzente
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    Amy is the official coordinator for the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign in…Read More

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Another attempt....

Chemists will weigh customers who want new over-the-counter diet pills

Mail Online
Chemists will weigh customers who want new over-the-counter diet pills By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 05:31 EST, 20 April 2009 Pharmacists will weigh and measure customers to prevent some people taking new over-the-counter diet pills. Two pills that can help women rapidly drop a dress size will go on sale this week. The first…Read More
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Talks about WHY we should be doing something!

Laxative abuse may be difficult to police, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try...

The Independent
The overdose that killed her was not a suicide bid, but another tragic loss of life to an illness that attacks the body and mind in equal measure, forcing its victims to take potentially fatal risks, simply because they feel they have no choice. Another statistic, another life. Georgia's parents found after her death that their daughter had…Read More
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Article on laxative abuse

Laxative Abuse: Some Basic Facts | National Eating Disorders Association

What is laxative abuse? Laxative abuse occurs when a person attempts to get rid of unwanted calories, lose weight, “feel thin,” or “feel empty” through the repeated, frequent use of laxatives.  Often, laxatives are misused following eating binges, when the individual mistakenly believes that the laxatives will work to rush food and calories…Read More
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