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Discussion in 'Radomski's Lounge' started by Harry Hooper, Oct 15, 2018.
JAMA online has an article by researchers in California. Key findings:
Whoever's buying these supplements since Viagra isn't readily available to them will be really, really pissed off to find out their yohimbe is actually Viagra.
On the plus side, it could explain the person's stroke. Maybe. Or maybe not. From the article:
Not to pick on @jkempa, but he's the most honest person I know with a radically different perspective on the FDA from most of us. As much as I typically disagree with him regarding the FDA; I'd love to hear his important take on the article, which is open access.
Probably not the type of stroke they were looking for, at least.
Though certainly not victim-blaming (I hope), but people at risks for strokes or cardiovascular events should be steering clear of ED drugs, anyhow. I get it that a lot of people are desperate, though, and turning to supplements since they can't afford OTC medicines (or if they have coverage, are too ashamed to bring it up with their doctor). And a system where we squeeze every bit of profit at the occasional expense of human lives, this type of thing will happen until there are serious regulations/consequences of spiking unregulated supplements with cheaper and stronger drugs.
The implication here, of course, is the question of whether or not spiked supplements can trigger positive steroid tests for MLBers. Isn't it pretty widely known than vitamin supplements are embarrassingly unregulated?
They were reclassified as food and not drugs back in the 90's. The regulation has been almost nil ever since. They have to really screw up and kill people regularly (like with ephedra) before any action is taken.
It should be noted that ephedra was used in those products at dosages 20 to 30 times higher than what is recommended (6-15g).