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Miss Foster holding an Adipose pill. (TV: Partners in Crime)

Adipose pills were white and red diet pills distributed by Adipose Industries. They were only distributed in greater London, but Adipose Industries had plans to go nationwide. They were sold in groups for a three-week course.

One pill was taken a day. These caused the fat to literally walk away. Use of the pill over three weeks caused the development and eventual birth of Adipose. The pills could be immediately activated with an Inducer disguised as an Adipose Industries pendant, which came free with the purchase of the pill. The Inducer could also deactivate the pill.

Adipose Industries had one million customers in the London area. After the March of the Adipose the Inducer was activated but the pills were no longer distributed.

The Tenth Doctor stated that "admittedly, as a weight loss program, [Adipose pills] kinda work". (TV: Partners in Crime)

Following the incident, officials stated that the weight loss pills were unregulated and unfit for human use, while coroners reports deemed the tablets were fatally toxic in a handful of cases, causing victims to dissolve from the inside-out. One woman tried to spread word of the true nature of the pills, but her warnings were disregarded by Cleo Proctor, who dismissed them as drunken ramblings. (AUDIO: SOS)

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  • Mathematically, someone using the adipose pills as part of the three week program would lose around 46 pounds, if the process was carried out harmlessly.
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