Chinese distillers under investigation for spiking alcohol with Viagra

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Some distillers in China are under investigation for spiking their booze with Viagra. (KTRK)

Some liquor and wine made in China may have been giving male drinkers an unexpected boost. That's because some distillers have been spiking hard liquor with with Viagra, CNN reports.

A nation wide investigation lead by the China Food and Drug Administration found 69 wine products, from 52 companies, had the drug or a substitute for Viagra as an additive. Investigators discovered that 15 companies illegally added Viagra in their products, while another 32 companies are suspected of mixing Viagra powder and it's substitutes into their products and selling it as a "heath benefit."

While the stiff cocktails are illegal in China due to food safety laws, there appears to be a reason why many are making the drinks. That's because infused alcohol and Viagra has become quite common and is said to be very popular with may drinkers across China.

But for now, Chinese authorities have halted production operations at all the companies under scrutiny. They've also sealed all of the illegal products immediately and recalled the remaining tainted products.

In addition, a total of 19 companies could also face criminal charges for manufacturing the hard liquor.
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