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ED supplement crackdown

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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FDA has requested that SEI Pharmaceuticals recall Xiadafil VIP Tabs and warns that the product, which is marketed as a dietary supplement for erectile dysfunction, is actually an unapproved drug, the agency says in a May 27 release. The product contains hydroxyhomosildenafil, which is an analog of sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra. The same ingredient was found in International Pharmaceuticals' supplement Viril-Lty-Power, which the company voluntarily recalled after being informed by FDA of the product's adulteration, a May 29 release states. The recalls occur as supplements marketed for treatment of ED are frequently being found to contain undeclared ingredients (1"The Tan Sheet" Jan. 28, 2008, p. 11). Health Canada also warned consumers May 22 not to use the ED product Desire from StarChem Labs because it includes the undeclared drug phentolamine...

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