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ED drugs in "supplements" prompt recalls

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Los Angeles-based Haloteco July 13 recalls Libipower Plus, a product marketed as a dietary supplement that tested positive for tadalafil in an FDA lab analysis. Brea, Calif.-based Opteron 1 Inc., doing business as Nature & Health Co., July 15 recalls products labeled as supplements including LibieXtreme, Y-4ever and Herbal Disiac in retail locations in California, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio and Texas after FDA found tadalafil and analogs of other pharmaceutical ingredients used in Rx erectile dysfunction drugs such as Cialis in the products. Nature & Health Co. also recently recalled its Libimax product (1"The Tan Sheet" May 4, 2009, In Brief)

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