21 ‘Viagra’ drugs outlawed in Portugal

Twenty-seven “potentially dangerous” sex drugs – 21 of which purport to treat erectile dysfunction – have been banned in a joint swoop by government authorities ASAE (health and safety) and Infarmed (medicines).

After being tested (in laboratories) for the last few months, these 27 drugs were found to contain “products with active substances undeclared and not medically tested”. The substances – ‘sildenafil and tadalafil’ – are considered “a risk to public health”.

ASAE and Infarmed warn people who have bought any of the banned drugs not to use them.

Twenty-one are intended for people suffering erectile dysfunction, five are directed at weight loss and one purports to increase women’s libido.

The full list of banned drugs can be found online at www.infarmed.pt

This latest news follows a previous swoop by Infarmed on generic medicines manufactured in India (see story ‘INFARMED withdraws 20 generic medicines on sale in Portugal’ at www.portugalresident.com)