Supplements Sold Online in Thailand Contain Harmful Drugs

by Admin on June 17, 2019

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Recently, tests carried out by Thailand’s Foundation for Consumers found that many supplements being sold online were laced with harmful drugs.

The supplements, sold on popular online shopping platforms such as Lazada and Shopee, claimed to be able to boost weight loss or increase sexual potency.

The supplement sellers did not make buyers aware of the drugs laced in their products and will now face legal action since some of the drugs found are controlled substances under Thai drug laws.

Out of 15 food supplements tested, three contained the drug sibutramine, an antidepressant.

Sibutramine can cause a host of side effects in users though, including high blood pressure, heart defects, and an increased risk of a stroke.

Of the 10 supplements tested that claim to be able to counteract impotency, 8 were laced with drugs including sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil.

Each of these drugs carries potentially fatal side effects.

The Foundation for Consumers said that Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration should punish the sellers of tainted supplements to the fullest extent of the law.

Read the full story here.

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