By Euro Weekly News Media •
Published: 05 May 2015 • 14:09
INTERPOL is warning police forces in hundreds of countries over potentially deadly diet pills called DNP, and are actively hunting those responsible for making and selling the drug.Buying drugs online has once again been thrown into the spotlight as Sky News reports that Interpol have issued a global alert regarding risks associated with DNP. The diet drug is believed to be responsible for the death of a British woman and the condition of a French man who is seriously ill.On April 12 Eloise Parry died in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after possibly taking an overdose of the drug she purchased online.An Interpol statement said: “Although usually sold in yellow powder or capsule form, DNP is also available as a cream. Besides the intrinsic dangers of DNP, the risks associated with its use are magnified by illegal manufacturing conditions.”Following Ms Parry’s death, police issued an appeal to the public not to buy pharmaceuticals online.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
Share your story with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.