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1 tsp dead ants + pinch viagra drug = problem in China
Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 1/16/2008 5:44:17 PM

By: The Little One Stopped To...

The whole ant/sildenafil disgusting on so many levels...not even sure how to process that story except to laugh, but then there's the suicide angle.

I want so much to believe it's a cultural thing, that in China animal parts are thought to have healing properties...but, but, but...nnnNope..can't get there from here.

Whole thing just defies any sense of logic whatsoever, doesn't it? The suicides, the loans, the life savings, the government involvement, the farmers hoping to make it big on WHAT?!?! Ants?!?! WHAT the..????

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Posted: 1/16/2008 8:55:52 AM

By: Hunter

Looks like some dead ants mixed with viagra drug = multi-billion dollar scam in China.

See Epoch Times article
On November 30, the Intermediate People's Court of China, northwest Liaoning Province, accepted the bankruptcy application from the Ant Power (YiliShen) Group — once a major taxpayer in the province, now a US$ 2 billion scandal.

FDA Warning

Two Dietary Supplements Contain Undeclared Ingredient
People should not use or purchase two products promoted and offered for sale on Web sites as "dietary supplements" for treating erectile dysfunction and enhancing sexual performance for men.
The FDA says that Actra-Rx and Yilishen both contain the active prescription drug ingredient sildenafil, which can be dangerous to people's health, and even life-threatening. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra, a Pfizer prescription drug product approved in the United States for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Unlike new drugs, however, dietary supplements don't generally have to go through review by the FDA for safety and effectiveness or be "approved" before they can be marketed, which means that people might not know what's actually contained in these supplements.
A research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association described the results of a chemical analysis of Actra-Rx, which found that each capsule analyzed contained prescription-strength quantities of sildenafil. The FDA's own testing of Actra-Rx found that the product contained prescription-strength sildenafil.
An interaction between sildenafil and certain prescription drugs containing nitrates such as nitroglycerin, or those found in illicit substances such as amyl nitrate, may cause a significant and unsafe lowering of blood pressure. People with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.
People taking either Actra-Rx or Yilishen should stop taking these products and consult their health care providers regarding legitimate erectile dysfunction treatments.
The FDA also issued an import alert instructing field personnel to stop the importation of Actra-Rx and Yilishen.


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