Fastin is a trade name of Phentermine-containing diet pills that were popular in the USA in 70-80s of the last century. The owner of marketing authorization for Fastin in the USA was a pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.
The period between 1973 and 1982, GlaxoSmithKline owned the US license for Fastin (Phentermine) 30mg pills. In January 1982, the approval for Fastin diet pills in the USA was expired and their sale was discontinued at the US pharmacies.
In 2015, the owners of US marketing authorization for Phentermine 30mg pills are about 10 pharmaceutical companies. GlaxoSmithKline no longer owns the US license for Phentermine, but still supplies weight loss products in the USA.
Since 2007, GlaxoSmithKline is the US supplier of Orlistat-containing diet pills sold under the brand Alli. Unlike to Fastin (Phentermine) 30mg pills that were sold in the USA by prescription only, Alli (Orlistat) 60mg pills is possible to buy without a prescription.
Despite the fact that Fastin pills were withdrawn from the US market more than 30 years ago, Fastin brand is still known to some obese Americans. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals company promotes the maintenance of popularity of Fastin brand.
Hi-Tech manufactures dietary supplements sold on online stores under the brand names Fastin Rapid Release and Fastin XR. In April 2015, the FDA sent the Hi-Tech management a letter with the requirement immediately to stop selling Fastin pills in the United States.
The letter claimed that Fastin non-prescription diet pills by Hi-tech Pharma contain unapproved amphetamine-like substance BMPEA that is prohibited for sale in the USA. Alternative names of BMPEA are r-beta methylphenylethylamine, n-methyl-b-phenylethylamine, and beta-methylphenylethylamine.
BMPEA is anorectic agent that can cause heart problems and other dangerous side effects. Thus, those, who want to lose weight without exposing the health to serious risks, should refrain from buying BMPEA-containing diet pills, including Fastin by Hi-Tech Pharma.
Despite the warning letter by the FDA, Hi-Tech Pharma continues to commercialize Fastin XR pills on popular US online stores, including in GNC.
Fastin is sold without a prescription in GNC and it does not publish any cautions about the potential danger or negative reviews about Fastin.
Thus, it can be assumed that GNC is interested in making a profit from the sale of Fastin pills and GNC managers are not concerned about the health of potential consumers of Fastin.
If you are looking for a safe and effective weight loss product, Fastin diet pills by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals – is not your choice.
Before buying over-the-counter diet pills visit the FDA website and make sure that diet pills you chose are not prohibited for sale in the USA. The FDA publishes the information about all potentially dangerous diet pills sold in the USA without a prescription.
So, if you have chosen over-the-counter weight loss product and did not find negative reviews about it of the employees of US Food and Drug Administration and Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, you can be absolutely sure that these diet pills are safe, meet quality standards and are permitted for retail sale in the USA.