WARNING: Judge Tony Briggs MIND-ALTERING: The types of pep pills
which were at the centre of the case involving Patrick Wilson from Nunthorpe
Dublin Fianna Fail councillor Cormac Devlin is calling on the Government to stop head shops selling pep pills
Vitamins are not pep pills
(they have no caloric value of their own), food substitutes (they cannot be assimilated without ingesting food), or structural components; nor do they contribute substantially to body mass.
Instead, they drink strong coffee or pop pep pills
to stay awake.
A stimulant and appetite suppressant, ephedrine products are now being sold as muscle enhancement, diet and pep pills
under such names as Pep Tabs, Thermo T, Thermogenic Enhancer, ThermaLoss or "white crosses" consumed by truckers to stay alert.
Recently, the fatal heart attack of a 17-year-old high-school football player who took pep pills
containing ephedrine was reported on Dateline NBC.
But in the second part of the season from December, when those youngsters were like a packet of pep pills
that chivvied the rest and lifted the general mood, there were encouraging signs.
Aside from being chirpier than a budgerigar on pep pills
, the former CITV presenter has an extensive background in showbiz.