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Adulterated Sexual Enhancement Supplements

Adulterated Sexual Enhancement Supplements Opinion VIEWPOINT More Than Mojo Over the last 5 years the US Food and Drug Administra- supplements are adulterated with PDE-5 inhibitors, dos- Pieter A. Cohen, MD Harvard Medical School tion (FDA) has identified more than 330 dietary supple- ages vary widely, adverse effects are unanticipated, and and Cambridge Health ments adulterated with active pharmaceuticals. Al- drug-drug interactions cannot be avoided. The risks of Alliance, Cambridge, though the FDA has recalled some of these products, adulteratedsexsupplementsareincreasedfurtherwhen Massachusetts. recent research suggests that, even after the recalls, PDE-5 inhibitors are combined with other pharmaceu- products remain available over the Internet and on store ticals such as glyburide. In the Singapore study, 18% of Bastiaan J. Venhuis, PhD shelves. One of the largest categories of tainted supple- sexual enhancement supplements contained 2 or more Department of ments are those sold to enhance sexual performance. A pharmaceutical ingredients including lidocaine, Pharmaceuticals and combination of manufacturer lack of scruples and con- naproxen, and chloramphenicol. Medical Devices, sumer demand has created a huge market for danger- Well-characterized prescription drugs may be de- National Institute for Public Health and the ous sexual enhancement supplements. One recent ex- tected by astute regulators using routine tests. Re- Environment, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Adulterated Sexual Enhancement Supplements

JAMA Internal Medicine , Volume 173 (13) – Jul 8, 2013

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.854
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23699734
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Abstract

Opinion VIEWPOINT More Than Mojo Over the last 5 years the US Food and Drug Administra- supplements are adulterated with PDE-5 inhibitors, dos- Pieter A. Cohen, MD Harvard Medical School tion (FDA) has identified more than 330 dietary supple- ages vary widely, adverse effects are unanticipated, and and Cambridge Health ments adulterated with active pharmaceuticals. Al- drug-drug interactions cannot be avoided. The risks of Alliance, Cambridge, though the FDA has recalled some of these products, adulteratedsexsupplementsareincreasedfurtherwhen Massachusetts. recent research suggests that, even after the recalls, PDE-5 inhibitors are combined with other pharmaceu- products remain available over the Internet and on store ticals such as glyburide. In the Singapore study, 18% of Bastiaan J. Venhuis, PhD shelves. One of the largest categories of tainted supple- sexual enhancement supplements contained 2 or more Department of ments are those sold to enhance sexual performance. A pharmaceutical ingredients including lidocaine, Pharmaceuticals and combination of manufacturer lack of scruples and con- naproxen, and chloramphenicol. Medical Devices, sumer demand has created a huge market for danger- Well-characterized prescription drugs may be de- National Institute for Public Health and the ous sexual enhancement supplements. One recent ex- tected by astute regulators using routine tests. Re- Environment,

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 8, 2013

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