Letters Orlistat over the counter

People should be free to spend their money as they wish

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39435.502801.3A (Published 03 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:7
  1. Caroline Mozley, head
  1. 1North Yorks R&D Alliance, York Hospital, York YO31 8HE
  1. caroline.mozley{at}york.nhs.uk

    Williams’s analysis “at first glance” is correct—orlistat works and is safe, and people should be free to spend their money as they wish.1 His subsequent caveats have no merit.

    It is true that that users may see less benefit than the hoped for loss of 10% of their weight, that they may abandon the …

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