FDA Issued Warning on Odom's 'Herbal Viagra'
He also took cocaine, brothel spokesman says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2015 4:39 AM CDT
Updated Oct 15, 2015 6:45 AM CDT
A sign advertises the Love Ranch brothel Wednesday in Crystal, Nev.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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(Newser) – Lamar Odom is fighting for his life in the hospital, and while it's still unclear how he came to be unconscious in a Nevada brothel, some dubious sex pills could be to blame. The former NBA and reality TV star had taken "upwards of 10" doses of a 72-hour "herbal Viagra" pill in his three days at the brothel, Love Ranch owner Dennis Hof tells the New York Daily News. Odom bought the Reload pills at the brothel, Hof tells the Washington Post. He describes it as an "over-the counter speedy kind of product," but the Post reports that the FDA issued a warning about Reload in 2013, telling consumers it contained the same active ingredient as regular Viagra and could dangerously lower blood pressure. "Consumers should stop using this product immediately and throw it away," the FDA said.

Ranch spokesman Richard Hunter says Odom took cocaine before he arrived there on Saturday. He says he doesn't know if he took more after arriving, though the two women he spent time with had been ordered to "stop the party" if illegal drugs were seen, the AP reports. A police spokeswoman declined to say whether drugs had been found in Odom's room, reports the Los Angeles Times. "We're going to be looking at the entire situation," she said when asked whether criminal charges will be filed in the case. Odom is still on life support in a Las Vegas hospital, and TMZ reports that Khloe Kardashian is making medical decisions for him as his wife. She filed for divorce in December 2013, but it still hasn't been finalized because of a huge backlog in family courts, according to TMZ.