Chinese-Made Viagra Alternative Fails FDA Inspections

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The Food and Drug Administration of Taiwan released a list of foods and medicines that failed inspections, according to CNA. Among the drugs that failed inspections was Chinese-made 硬九天 (Hard Nine Days), which did not have a clear manufacturer, batch number, or production or expiration date.

FDA Deputy Director Chou Hsiu-kuan said 硬九天 contains Sildenafil, which can cause headaches, flushing, nasal congestion, stomach discomfort and painful erections for up to four hours. The drugs will be confiscated at customs or destroyed.

Those found illegally importing such drugs may be punished with 10 years in prison and a fine of NT$10 million.

Chou added that vegetarian lamb tenderloin from 桔緣香素食有限公司 (Ju Yuan Xiang Vegetarian Food Co., Ltd.) was also found to be improperly labeled. The FDA also banned 80 types of e-cigarettes.

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