Malaysia probes sex stimulant sale in Kerala

Perplexed by media reports that Malaysian-made sex-enhancing stimulants are being sold in the state of Kerala in Southern India, Malaysia's Health Ministry has said it is investigating the allegations.

"We have tried to contact the drug control officer who was quoted in the November media report to get more information about the products, but we have not been able to," director of pharmacy enforcement Mohd Hatta Ahmad said.

"We could not verify the authenticity of the claims as we do not know what kind of products were involved," he added. Malaysia's state-run news agency Bernama reported in November that sex stimulants in the form of gel, aphrodisiac brew, herbal pills and anti-impotence drugs, allegedly produced by Malaysian firms, were very popular in Kerala.

The report quoted Kerala assistant drug controller Ravi S Menon as saying that the products were sold through multi-level marketing.

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