Anti-diarrhea drug abuse contributing to death rates in the U.S. and the U.K., FDA suggests smaller bottles

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( Natural News ) Government regulators in the United States are on a mission to make anti-diarrhea pills more difficult to abuse amidst reports of increased deaths and heart problems due to the drugs. Loperamide, which is marketed and sold as Imodium, slows down gut movement to make stool less watery. For loperamide to be able to function this way, it makes use of an opioid, which induces a high similar to OxyContin. (Related: How to calm IBS without prescription drugs .

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