UK to crack down on sale of DNP; a 'slimming pill' which claimed at least 33 lives

The UK Home Office department is closely monitoring the sale of a toxic chemical known as DNP or 2.4 Dinitrophenol, which is often marketed as a 'slimming pill'. The government has classified this 'fat burner' medicine as a poison after it was linked to the deaths of at least 33 people, as reported by the Independent.

As a result of these concerns, the DNP medicine is slated to be regulated under the Poisons Act 1972. This means that obtaining DNP will be restricted, and only those with a license from a registered pharmacist will be authorized to acquire it.

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