Fake ‘Viagra’ floods UK clubs and pubs after hitting black market

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Fake 'Viagra' floods UK clubs and pubs after hitting black market



Brits are using an Indian version of Viagra after a huge influx of the drug hit the black market.
Kamagra gel is being sold for as little as £3 per sachet in pubs, clubs, market stalls and car boot sales across the country.
Since 2013 there has been a 980% increase in the amount of fake and unlicensed erectile dysfunction medication seized in the UK – and the Government has impounded and destroyed more than £55,000,000 worth of the drugs in the last three years.

Kamagra is being sold illegally in the UK (Picture: UK).Kamagra has the same active ingredient as Viagra, Sildenafal, but the EU and the UK have not licensed its sale so it has not undergone the same safety tests licensed products have.
One West Midlands seller told Metro.co.uk: ‘If you buy in bulk, say 1,000 or more, you can get them for less than 50p each, and they are always popular sellers.
Woman faked being homeless to beg from strangers while living on benefits‘I sell in pubs and clubs to people that I know and at car boot sales to people I don’t know. The thing is, even most of the fake ones work as well.’
He added: ‘In the last few months there has been a massive amount of cheap Indian Kamagra for sale on the black market.’
Despite Viagra now being sold across the counter at pharmacies the influx of Kamagra is down to demand from British men as one in five are estimated to suffer from erectile dysfunction.

The oral jelly of Kamagra is being sold for £3 a sachet (Picture: Getty)The Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) seized £17,666,007 worth of the drugs at British ports, letter sorting depots or through raids at suspected dealers’ homes in the year to March 2018, and the vast majority were produced in India.
An MHRA spokeswoman said:  ‘Medicines purchased outside the regulated supply chain can be risky. There is no guarantee the products will be authorised medicines and no guarantee they meet standards of quality and safety.
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‘They may contain dangerous ingredients with devastating consequences to your health.’
He added: ‘Criminals have no interest in your health and wellbeing, they are only concerned with making money.’

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