Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Into Vape Products
One electronic-cigarette vendor is in big trouble with the FDA. Why? Because they sneaked erectile dysfunction drugs into some e-liquid products.
The US Food and Drug Administration released a statement on October 11th. The statement shared that they’re mad at the HelloCig Electronic Technology Co. Ltd. The company is illegally selling e-liquid products meant for vaping. The products have unapproved erectile dysfunction and weight loss drugs in them. The company even labeled the products with the false claim that the FDA approved them.
“There are no e-liquid products approved to contain prescription drugs or any other medications that require a doctor’s supervision. Prescription drugs are carefully evaluated and labeled to reflect the risks of the medications and their potential interactions with other medicines, and vaping active drug ingredients is an ineffective route of delivery and can be dangerous. There are no e-liquids that contain prescription drugs that have been proven safe or effective through this route of administration,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.
So far, the FDA has only issued a warning. They’ve threatened to seek “civil money penalties, criminal prosecution, seizure, and/or injunction” if HelloCig didn’t recall the products in the next 15 days.
Meanwhile, customers are out there possibly taking the product and having side-effects, biological reactions, and eternal stiffies with no idea why that’s happening.
Let’s face it, this company endangered it’s client-base. They lied about their product and the FDA has every right to come at the company with everything they’ve got.
This apparently is just a part of an ongoing battle for the FDA. The FDA is fighting against illegal claims on vaping products, according to arsTechnica. This is due to the rise of e-cigarette use among teenagers. Imagine some teenage boy is taking an e-cig. He’s then affected by the drugs so dangerously placed by HelloCig.
We’re on the FDA’s side with this one. Throw the book at ‘em!