August 21, 2019 – Major League Baseball has issued a warning to all major- and minor-league players to avoid using over-the-counter sexual or male enhancement products.
The memo said that over-the-counter products have a “high likelihood for contamination or unidentified ingredients.” (See our article on the dangers of herbal supplements.)
The league also stressed that these products often contain banned ingredients that would result in failed tests for “performance enhancing drugs.”
The US Food and Drug Administration has also warned the public about the danger of these non-regulated products. Donald D. Ashley, director of the Office of Compliance at the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, stated that “the FDA has been combating the retail sale of male enhancement drug products that are frequently misrepresented as dietary supplements and that contain hidden and potentially harmful active drug ingredients.”