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    Ugandans Are Gulping Viagra-Laced Energy Drinks

    Herbal drinks infused with the active ingredient in Viagra are a growing market in Uganda, OZY reports. But side effects like raised heart rates and headaches — or, for that matter, abnormal erections lasting hours — have public health experts concerned. The government has issued warnings, but the health ministry admits many consumers are likely ignoring the message.

    Why aren't authorities cracking down more? The swift proliferation of such drinks, as well as widespread corruption, has complicated those efforts, while the country's low literacy rate makes public awareness campaigns less effective.

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