December 31, 2010 in Nation/World

In brief: Offer made for octuplets’ home

From Wire Reports
 

Los Angeles – “Octomom” Nadya Suleman and her 14 children could avoid being evicted from their suburban home if the mortgage holder cuts a deal with a porn kingpin.

After giving Suleman repeated warnings to pay the $450,000 that’s due or get out, Amer Haddadin said he’s now considering an offer from Vivid Entertainment co-founder Steve Hirsch to foot the bill.

Suleman has repeatedly declined Hirsch’s offers – $1 million at one point – to appear in porn videos.

Haddadin says half a million dollars is nothing to Hirsch, whose company is one of the biggest pornography companies based in California’s San Fernando Valley.

“I am open to any option that (allows me to) finish with this matter,” Haddadin said.

Haddadin said he’s meeting with his lawyer Monday to talk about the deal and further eviction procedures, and Suleman won’t face eviction today, as previously reported.

Hirsch told the Associated Press on Tuesday that he’s not trying to pressure Suleman into porn, but he would use her housing woes to start a conversation that brings her to work for Vivid.

FDA warns about potency drinks

Washington – The Food and Drug Administration advised consumers on Thursday not to buy or use two drinks sold as supplements for sexual enhancement.

The products, Rock Hard Extreme and Passion Coffee, are sold on websites and possibly in retail outlets, the agency said. Laboratory analysis indicated that both contain sulfoaildenafil, an active pharmaceutical ingredient that is similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra.

Sulfoaildenafil could interact with prescription medications that include nitrates, the FDA warned, lowering blood pressure to “dangerous levels.” Nitrate-containing drugs are often prescribed for men with diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.

The warning arrives barely two weeks after a Dec. 15 sent a warning letter to dietary supplement manufacturers in which the FDA said it would crack down on illegal supplements.


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