The Rainbow Diet Pills & Pharmacotherapeutic Considerations
WEIGHT LOSS DRUGS
THE RAINBOW DIET PILLS
Diet pills have become a household name ever since its emergence during the early 1890s. Desiccated thyroid was believed and was proved to have an effect on one’s appetite. Over the years, this was formulated and used with other drugs such as strychnine, amphetamine and even digitalis to counter the adverse effects experienced from thyroid treatment.
Though it was mainly used as a pharmacologic intervention for certain diseases requiring weight reduction before, “the advertising industry and Hollywood’s ideal image of the slender woman and athletically trim man” paved its use