In our continuing efforts to bring you important regulatory news from around the globe, here’s a story that just came over the wires from the FDA … of Thailand —
Racy condom name rubs FDA wrong way
The Food and Drug Administration has no intention of allowing a condom brand to go on sale with a trade name that carries a sexual connotation, secretary-general Dr Pakdee Pothisiri said yesterday.
He was speaking just one day after the Culture Ministry publicly commented that the request for the name “Tom Dundee” was inappropriate and offensive to Thai culture.
“Tom Dundee” is singer Puntiwa Pumiprathet’s stage name. He had hoped to manufacture and distribute the condoms, with some of the proceeds going to Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu. The temple is also known as the Aids Temple because it has cared for patients living with HIV.
However, “dundee” also translates as “good penetration” in Thai.
And don’t even ask about the translation of “DDMAC.”