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FDA stresses it has never registered any drug purporting to be a ‘libido booster’

By The Nation

 

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In a bid to kill the myth that an effective “libido booster” drug is out there for purchase, a line that merchants – especially those on the Internet – have used to prey on consumers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday announced that it had never registered any such drug.

 

Equally importantly, there is no medicine with such an effect in any case, the agency said. 

 

Those selling any “medicine” that is not approved for an FDA medicine registry number will be punished with a maximum jail term of three years and/or a maximum fine of Bt5,000, while those advertising a product with a view to misleading the public into thinking it is a libido booster will face a maximum fine of Bt100,000, said the FDA’s deputy secretary-general, Dr Surachoke Tangwiwat. 

 

“The FDA has never registered any drug that claimed the property of libido booster. There is no such drug with that effect, and this is exaggerated advertising. This particular group of medicines is prohibited from being sold because it is not approved by the authority,” he emphasised. 

 

Surachoke’s comments were in response to an online advertisement promoting a supposedly libido-boosting drug called Girly Sex, which it had claimed to be an FDA-approved product. 

 

He said the document that the business operator used in backing up its claim was in fact an import duty-paying paper issued by the Customs Department, but which had nothing to do with the FDA’s medicine-approval procedure. 

 

The FDA has also asked the Digital Economy and Society Ministry to remove the operator’s misleading online ad content, which also violates the Computer Act 2017, he said. 

 

Medicines are not general products that can be sold via a website or outside authorised pharmacy shops, and any advertisement for a medicine – except for non-prescription drugs for home use – must receive proper permission before it can be used, he added.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30353055

 

 
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...with the reduced supply of tiger penis, rhino powder etc...it is no surprise the market offers other alternatives to the idiots who believe in it

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3 minutes ago, fvw53 said:

...with the reduced supply of tiger penis, rhino powder etc...it is no surprise the market offers other alternatives to the idiots who believe in it

In that category. i.e. "stiffy" preparations, there are approved drugs, e.g. sildenafil which is manufactured under FDA license in Thailand and sold as Silegra. It does not boost your libido, but there are medical resources that can likely help in that area.
The article is about libido enhancers, i.e. things that make you want to. I per example have no problem with the wanna, just with the performance end, and cannot use Viagra, etc. Alprostadil (Caverject, MUSE, etc.) has worked in the past, but of course is no longer available in Thailand.
My GF could use some help in the "I don't feel for that anymore" department. ?

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The FDA and Health Ministry are jokes and have generally have done a very poor job policing the shelves of all the crap being sold here. Even when you file a complaint, if there is no money or “push” behind an investigation, none occurs. They are lazy and basically indifferent. So here in the Land of Scams, caveat emptor because big brother won’t be there to help.

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1 hour ago, Bill Miller said:

In that category. i.e. "stiffy" preparations, there are approved drugs, e.g. sildenafil which is manufactured under FDA license in Thailand and sold as Silegra. It does not boost your libido, but there are medical resources that can likely help in that area.
The article is about libido enhancers, i.e. things that make you want to. I per example have no problem with the wanna, just with the performance end, and cannot use Viagra, etc. Alprostadil (Caverject, MUSE, etc.) has worked in the past, but of course is no longer available in Thailand.
My GF could use some help in the "I don't feel for that anymore" department. ?

No alprostadil? Why? Outlawed? Other options?

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4 minutes ago, Mac98 said:

No alprostadil? Why? Outlawed? Other options?

Here is a post from another thread:
 

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Seems local pharmacies are not stocking these anymore as few customers ask for them. Same goes for the transdermal version of these and hormone gels. If you use them, advice from pharmacist at SE Asia Pharm on Sukhumvit is buy what stock remains as no one is going to restock.

Still available from Bangkok Hospital and Sukhumvit Hospital (high prices) and from Thai compounding pharmacies online.

Hormone gels are out because the manufacturers have been hit with multiple lawsuits after the jury awarded a large settlement in one such case, despite ruling that the company was not at fault. Very odd legal situation. No Androgel until that is resolved.
Alprostadil or Bimix and Trimix can be had from compounding pharmacies after consultation with a urologist. Very expensive vs purchasing from a pharmacy as used to be possible.

 

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On 8/28/2018 at 12:11 PM, Bill Miller said:

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Seems local pharmacies are not stocking these anymore as few customers ask for them. Same goes for the transdermal version of these and hormone gels. If you use them, advice from pharmacist at SE Asia Pharm on Sukhumvit is buy what stock remains as no one is going to restock.

Still available from Bangkok Hospital and Sukhumvit Hospital (high prices) and from Thai compounding pharmacies online.

Hormone gels are out because the manufacturers have been hit with multiple lawsuits after the jury awarded a large settlement in one such case, despite ruling that the company was not at fault. Very odd legal situation. No Androgel until that is resolved.
Alprostadil or Bimix and Trimix can be had from compounding pharmacies after consultation with a urologist. Very expensive vs purchasing from a pharmacy as used to be possible.

 

I use Trimix I get in USA. Miracle drug! $60 for about 10 uses. That ballpark price here?

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4 hours ago, Mac98 said:

I use Trimix I get in USA. Miracle drug! $60 for about 10 uses. That ballpark price here?

Mmm, don't know yet. Waiting for an answer from herself, "If I can, will you?"
If not, then other arrangements will be made. 
Her opinion that a 64 year old should no longer be interested falls on deaf. er. ears. ?

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4 hours ago, Mac98 said:

I use Trimix I get in USA. Miracle drug! $60 for about 10 uses. That ballpark price here?

Mmm, don't know yet. Waiting for an answer from herself, "If I can, will you?"
If not, then other arrangements will be made. 
Her opinion that a 64 year old should no longer be interested falls on deaf. er. ears. ?

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On 8/29/2018 at 6:40 PM, Bill Miller said:

Mmm, don't know yet. Waiting for an answer from herself, "If I can, will you?"
If not, then other arrangements will be made. 
Her opinion that a 64 year old should no longer be interested falls on deaf. er. ears. ?

Tell her I'm 76 and my girlfriend loves it's four-hour effectiveness, but I'm usually bushed, so to speak, after three hours. Stopping at that point doesn't mean I've lost interest, rather that I've found the will to live. ?

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