The substances affected are amfepramone, femproporex, mazindol and sibutramine; in all, three ministers voted in favor of the law and seven were against the law.
O Supreme Federal Court (STF) decided to overturn a 2017 law that authorized the production and sale of substances found in slimming pills. The vote was held on Thursday, 14, and ended with a score of 7 to 3, with ministers declaring the law unconstitutional. The substances affected are amfepramone, femproporex, mazindol and sibutramine. In the Court’s understanding, the Legislative could not override the decisions taken by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), who had banned the sale of the first three substances and imposed several restrictions on the fourth. The rapporteur of the case, minister Nunes Marques, voted to follow the legislation, being accompanied by Luís Roberto Barroso and Alexandre de Moraes. Edson Fachin, Ricardo Lewandowski, Dias Toffoli, Carmen Lúcia, Rosa Weber, Gilmar Mendes and Luiz Fux voted in favor of overturning the law.