Much has been said about alli’s “treatment effect” — ie, anal leakage and brown pants. Although Wall Street analysts don’t attribute alli’s lackluster sales to this problem, many bloggers and other critics do.

Insider — the blogger over at PharmaGossip — had this to say in a comment to yesterday’s post:

“It’s hard to gild a turd!”

[Perhaps “Gee Dubya’s TURD POLISH” shown on left may help? Kudos to theBlatantTruth for this image.]

“No big deal” is what I hear from the folks at alliConnect Blog. Just bring brown pants with you if you go out. That statement from the FORMER Vice President of Weight Control for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, although Web 2.0 compliant, may have cost him his job.

The alli Dare!
I am a believer in first-hand experience — especially if I am to criticize something. Therefore, I am taking the “alli Dare”SM. I will go out and spend good money on an alli starter kit and see if I need those brown pants. I dare any other alli critic to do the same!

However, I will wait until I return from my 4-day trip to London — better to be safe than sorry!