Spiked Supplement Holiday Deliveries Stopped By Import Examinations
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
FDA alerts consumers and health care providers to 13 products found in examinations of international mail shipments to contain sildenafil and one with the banned drug sibutramine.
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FDA finds products promoted for sexual enhancement and with brands such as "Man of Steel" and "Royal Master" contain one or both of tadalafil or sildenafil, active ingredients in prescription drugs indicated for ED.
"Detention without physical examination" alerts were ordered for the products because evidence exists that they are marketed or promoted as unapproved drugs to consumers in the US.