Ben Goldacre of Bad Science has been writing for some time about "Dr" Gillian McKeith, her misleading qualification, her products and loony TV behaviour on Channel4 .
This morning, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has ordered a couple of McTeeths's products- " Fastformula Wild Pink" and "Fastformula Horny" removed from sale. The decision includes this finding:
" The MHRA determined that both products were medicines because of the presence of some well-known medicinal herbs and because of the claims being made by Dr McKeith’s organisation. Only licensed medicines may be advertised to the public."
It will be interesting to see if Channel 4 commission a further series of the trashy "You are What You Eat".