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Joy of Love recall

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Jen-on Herbal Science International announces April 17 a voluntary nationwide recall of Joy of Love supplement product sold in 12-capsule blister packs packaged in a retail box. The City of Industry, Calif.-based firm recalled the product, marketed as a dietary supplement, after FDA investigators found the product is made with an ingredient close in structure to erectile dysfunction drug, vardenafil (Schering and GlaxoSmithKline's Levitra). Vardenafil may present an additional risk if used in combination with medications such as nitrates, which are found in certain Rx drugs used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure or heart disease. FDA ramped up surveillance of supplements marketed to treat erectile dysfunction in 2006 when a survey of 17 products revealed seven of the products as illegal drugs due to adulteration with active ingredients used in Rx ED treatments (1"The Tan Sheet" July 17, 2006, p. 4)...

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