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FDA flags Amazon over sale of harmful sex enhancement goods
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The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified Amazon.com Inc over the sale of sexual enhancement and weight-loss products that had potentially harmful drug ingredients, in a letter addressed to the company's new boss Andy Jassy.
Amazon said it has removed the products in question, and will continue to work with the agency.
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The FDA had already warned consumers in December to avoid male enhancement and weight-loss products sold through Amazon, eBay and other retailers, citing hidden, dangerous drug ingredients.
In a letter dated July 26, the FDA said it tested dozens of products it bought from December 2019 to February 2020 and found they contained one or more of the drug ingredients sildenafil, tadalafil and vardenafil.
None of these ingredients were named in the products' labeling, the health regulator said.