We've not approved any product for body part enlargement — FDA

Headlines We've not approved any product for body part enlargement — FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana is warning the public against purchasing or using unapproved products claiming to enlarge body parts, following online promotion of such products.

In a statement on X on Thursday, May 23, the FDA responded to a concern raised by a netizen about actress Yaa Jackson promoting alleged enlargement drugs on Instagram.

The netizen's post reads: "Yaa Jackson has been selling these drugs always on Instagram but the authorities are quiet. Hypocrites."

In reaction, the FDA thanked the individual "for the vigilant report" and affirmed its investigation into the matter.

However, the regulator emphasized: “While our team investigates further, we emphasize that the FDA has not approved any product for body part enlargement."

It further advised the public to "refrain from purchasing this and any similar product", suggesting the online promotion referenced could involve unauthorized or fake formulations.

The warning comes as consumers are increasingly exposed to adverts for alleged body-enhancing treatments via social media platforms.

Most women are now buying and consuming drugs in pursuit of enlarged buttocks, flat tummies and others.

Isaac Donkor Distinguished
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