Drug Company VP Admits New Diet Drug Made Him Crap His Pants

Crapping your pants is a small price to pay for weight loss, isn’t?

GlaxoSmithKline executive, Steve Burton thinks so. He’s out there marketing Alli, GSK’s new OTC weight loss drug. Not only are they throwing a special “sneak peak” party in NYC’s Union Square, but they’re also giving away a book full of advice about Alli… and its special brand of side effects. From the Alli book, “Are You Losing It?”:

“You may feel an urgent need to go to the bathroom. Until you have a sense of your treatment effects, it’s probably a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work. “

There’s nothing to be ashamed about. Even GSK VP Steve Burton admitted to having “one experience like that.” Oily rectal spotting, you are just the price we must pay for thinness. Well, that… and $1 a day. —MEGHANN MARCO

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