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NY state senator to propose 'herbal Viagra' ban

State Senator Jose Peralta, who represents parts of Queens, wants to ban herbal sexual performance enhancing pills following Lamar Odom's collapse after taking the product.
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A local legislator is looking to ban "herbal Viagra"after Lamar Odom took several of thesexual performance enhancing pillsbefore he was later foundunconscious at a Nevada brothel.

State Senator Jose Peralta, a Queens Democrat, is planning on holding a press conference Monday to announce a proposal tointroduce legislation banning the so-calledsupplements, Politico reported.

“He was taking herbal Viagra, and he was taking a lot of it,” brothel owner Dennis Hof told NBC.

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Hof identified the brand Odom purchased from thebrothel as Reload.Odom had reportedly taken cocaine and 10 tabs of pillsin the days before his hospitalization.

There have been FDA warnings about Reload, according to a report from the New York Post, which stated thattwo years agothe agency warned that Reload “contains [a] hidden drug ingredient” that could lead to dangerous reactions.

The FDA has also issued 20 warnings this year concerning “tainted” Internet sexual enhancement supplements,according to the Los Angeles Times.

Results from a blood sample to find out the exact cause of Odom's collapse could reportedly take several weeks.

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