FDA seizes sexual enhancement products

Apr 10, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the seizure by U.S. marshals of more than 14,000 units of Shangai- and Naturale-brand diet supplements.

The FDA said the supplements -- including Shangai Regular, Shangai Ultra, Super Shangai, Naturale Super Plus and Lady Shangai -- were valued at more than $100,000. Although labeled as natural supplements, the seized products were all marketed to treat erectile dysfunction and impotency, as well as to provide sexual enhancement, causing them to be considered drugs under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

The seized products contained undeclared active ingredients that might result in serious side effects, the FDA said.

The products, which originated in China, are packaged and distributed by Shangai Distributors Inc. of Coamo, Puerto Rico. Although the products' labels state they are natural supplements, the products are considered drugs and their sale is illegal without FDA approval.

The FDA advised consumers who have used any of the products to discontinue use and consult their healthcare providers if they have experienced any adverse events believed related to the use of the products.

Consumers can also report adverse events to the FDA's MedWatch program at 800-332-1088.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Explore further: 2015 match sees high proportion of unmatched seniors

Related Stories

Italian olive tree disease stumps EU

5 hours ago

EU member states are divided on how to stop the spread of a disease affecting olive trees in Italy that could result in around a million being cut down, officials said Friday.

Festo has BionicANTs communicating by the rules for tasks

5 hours ago

Germany-based automation company Festo, focused on technologies for tasks, turns to nature for inspiration, trying to take the cues from how nature performs tasks so efficiently. "Whether it's energy efficiency, ...

Jury decides Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

6 hours ago

A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women ...

Intel in talks with Altera on tie-up

6 hours ago

US tech giant Intel is in talks with rival Altera on a tie-up to broaden the chipmaker's product line amid growth in Internet-connected devices, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Recommended for you

2015 match sees high proportion of unmatched seniors

Mar 30, 2015

(HealthDay)—About 6.1 percent of U.S. allopathic medical school seniors in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) were not placed into first-year residency positions, with a higher percentage of ...

What to do with kidneys from older deceased donors?

Mar 26, 2015

A new study highlights the best way to use kidneys from older deceased donors, providing the most benefits to patients and addressing the worsening organ shortage. The study's findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.