Virility Drug In China’s Alcohol


Virility Drug in China’s Alcohol



Two distillers in the Guangxi region of China are under police investigation for a possible addition of Viagara the anti-impotence drug.  In the South China city of Liuzhou 5,300 bottles of alcohol were seized along with packets of a white powder called Sildenafil (Viagra).  It is a drug to be taken with caution and people over 65 should take only half a doze a day.

The Liuzhou Food and Drug Administration found the powder was added to three different types of ‘baijiu’ a popular alcohol which is a strong, clear spirit.

The seized material was worth  700,000 yuan (£72,000; $113,000).

China faces widespread food safety problems.

  1. In June 100,000 tonnes of smuggled meat several years old was seized.
  2. In 2008 tainted milk scandal rocked the nation.
  3. About 300,000 people were affected when they drank  melamine-tainted milk of whom at least six were babies.

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