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Boing! Feds say Magic Power coffee contains Viagra drug

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:06 EDT
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If you’re looking for an extra pick me up at the office but don’t want to endure a day with tightness in your pants, you may not want to order a popular coffee that’s being marketed online.

Federal regulators told a Florida paper Monday that Magic Power Coffee contains a drug similar to that in the best-selling Pfizer pill Viagra.

The instant coffee, marketed as a dietary supplement, contains a substance similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in the prescription erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Sildenafil can interact with nitrate-type medications commonly taken by patients with hypertension, causing dangerous drops in blood pressure.

“Because this product is an instant coffee labeled as an ‘all natural dietary supplement,’ consumers may assume its harmless and poses no health risk,” said Deborah Autor, director of the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s compliance office. “In fact, Magic Power Coffee can cause serious harm.”

Federal regulators this year have found many similar male enhancement products being marketed as supplements when they in fact contain ingredients reserved for use in prescription drugs, a violation of law.

Magic Power Coffee is being sold by Internet retailers and on auction sites, and is connected with online multi-level marketing programs, the FDA said. Officials advise consumers to stop using the product and throw it away.

The company’s website asserts:

Magic Power Coffee is the world’s first Passion Coffee. Imagine an incredible coffee that not only tastes great, but magically has an effect on both men & women! With Magic Power Coffee, your “special moments” can increase to a level you only dreamed.

The firm’s website also claims that you can sign up to start your own “Magic Coffee” home business.

Learn how to build a successful and profitable home-based business with Magic Power Coffee. We’ll give you everything you need to begin Earning a Sizable Income from home; simply promote the product. You could dramatically improve your lifestyle and your love life*

That “Sizable Income” includes a few caveats, posted in small print at the bottom of the site: “The examples set forth here are hypothetical examples that are intended to explain the components and operation of the MagicPowerCoffee Compensation Plan. These hypothetical examples are not representative of the income, if any, that an MPC Associate can or will earn…. Success with MPC results only from successful sales efforts, which require hard work, diligence, and leadership. Your success will depend upon how effectively you exercise these qualities.”

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