Health Matters: Under The Counter Drugs

By: Triston Sanders Email
By: Triston Sanders Email

August 10,2011
In today's health matters, there's a crackdown on sex drugs in Thailand.
Thai police showed off a haul of counterfeit Viagra, Levitra and other goods seized from stalls and shops in Bangkok last week.

Authorities arrested five men for illegally selling the sexual stimulants to tourists in and around the city's red light districts.

The pills, which are often imported from China and India, are sold "under the counter" and help fuel the city's notorious sex industry. But, police say while they may be the right size, shape and color, the only thing real about these pills is the potential threat to buyers.

The FDA's secretary-general already issuing a strong warning against taking the counterfeit drugs, saying they often have far higher doses of the active ingredient than is safe and could result in death.

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