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Dangerous Problems with Counterfeit Viagra

The world, including the US, is being flooded with
counterfeit Viagra and other erectile dysfunction medications. A report
in the Feb 12, 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine
highlights the dangerous problems.

The article reports on a total of 150 non-diabetic patients with
severe hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) were admitted to the five
public hospitals in Singapore. The admissions were between January 1
and May 26, 2008. All the patients were men except one, ages ranged
from 19 to 97 years (median, 51). Seven patients remained comatose as a
result of prolonged decrease glucose to the brain,and four subsequently
died.

By Ramona Bates

24 February 2009

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