Sex-shop operators deny selling Viagra-like drug
THE operators of a Dublin sex shop are being prosecuted for selling a Viagra-like anti-impotence drug without authorisation.
Brian O'Byrne, of Capel Street in Dublin and Jacqueline Byrne, who has an address at Elmcastle Drive, Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, Dublin, have been accused of breaching medicinal products regulations.
The case brought against them by the Irish Medicines Board (IMB) relates to products allegedly on sale at Shauna's, on Dublin's Capel Street, in 2010.
It is alleged they had for sale Kamagra tablets containing the prescription-only medicine Sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, and Retardin cream, which helps prevent premature ejaculation, and contains Lidocaine.
The trial, before Judge John O'Neill at Dublin District Court, could not proceed yesterday because a key witness was not available, counsel explained.
Mr O'Byrne and Ms Byrne have both pleaded not guilty to the charges and a hearing date in May has been reserved.