Australia Issues Safety Advisory On Illegal Erectile Dysfunction Drug
January 27, 2012
The Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia has issued a safety advisory cautioning against the purchase of an erectile dysfunction drug called Miraculous Evil Root (神奇魔根).
AsianScientist (Jan. 27, 2012) – The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia has issued a safety advisory cautioning against the purchase of Miraculous Evil Root (神奇魔根) tablets, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction.
The sale of the product in Australia is illegal, but a number of people in Australia have bought the product online.
After tests were conducted on the tablets, they were found to contain the undeclared prescription substance sildenafil (the active ingredient in Viagra), despite the claim made on the box that it is a pure natural product.
In addition, the levels of sildenafil the tablets contain were found to be higher than the levels approved by the TGA for prescription sildenafil.
“Miraculous Evil Root tablets have not been assessed by the TGA for quality, safety or efficacy as required under Australian legislation, and the place of manufacture is not approved by the TGA,” said a statement released by the agency.
The Australian Customs and Border Protection Services is now working with the TGA to stop future shipments of Miraculous Evil Root tablets from entering Australia.
TGA has also issued a warning statement advising consumers to exercise extreme caution when purchasing medicines online, as they may contain undisclosed and potentially harmful ingredients, and may not meet the same quality, safety, and efficacy standards as approved products.
Source: Therapeutic Goods Administration.
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