Dodgy ‘Viagra 007’ pills pose serious health risks

Date: Jan 18, 2016

There are a number of different types of pills, vitamins and other forms of medication that Australians take on a regular basis. However, while these are intended to provide a number of different health benefits, any complication in the production of these medicines can result in notable health issues. 

In cases where these were prescribed by doctors or other medical professionals, affected people may need to pursue medical negligence claims. It's not uncommon for dangerous or incorrect medication to cause serious health concerns, so it's important that people are aware of any issues that could lead to these events. 

'Viagra 007' pills lead to health concerns

The Australian Department of Health is warning people around the country to avoid a new brand of pills said to be extremely dangerous to those who ingest them. The organisation makes it very clear that this brand of pills is not related to the established Viagra brand, and is instead a rival product. 

The department also noted that regular Viagra is still approved and fit for general consumption. 

Viagra 007, on the other hand, poses a serious health risk to anyone that takes the tablets. Upon further investigation, the Therapeutic Goods Administration found these pills contain a substance that is only available by prescription in Australia yet remains undeclared on the packaging. 

Because Viagra 007 was originally available over the counter, it raised the possibility of serious health concerns in the event that someone mistook it for regular Viagra. 

While the Department of Health quickly acted to make the product illegal for sale or consumption, there are concerns that a number of people may have already bought the product online. 

How will the department reduce health risks?

The Department of Health has declared to potential consumers that the pills are not fit for regular consumption and urges people who have purchased the product to return them to a pharmacy to ensure they are disposed of safely. 

According to the organisation, these pills are now classed as a counterfeit medication, a serious decision that reveals just how dangerous these pills are to people. Medicines that meet these criteria are considered deadly as they may include undisclosed ingredients harmful for consumption without a prescription. 

If you have been prescribed a medicine that has left you with further health concerns, contact the lawyers at Gerard Malouf and Partners to find out if you have a case. 

Call us now on 1800 004 878 to book a free appointment with one of my compensation experts or email your enquiry.