DrugNews: Studies Shows High Illicit Use of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Along with Melanoma Risks

July 8, 2014

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New York, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014

The prescription drug safety center DrugNews.net has added new research information to the site for patients who have taken popular erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra. A recent European study shows a high percentage of erectile dysfunction drug use is not prescribed*.

This follows another recent study showing men who’d taken a popular ED drug had a higher rate of skin cancer**.

DrugNews was created to provide the latest on prescription drug recalls, safety alerts, research and litigation news to those patients using these products. Visitors can recognize potential dangers, see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.

Viagra, or sildenafil, has been taken by an estimated 23 million men worldwide since it was introduced in 1998***.

In a recent study published by the American Medical Association, researchers found those who have taken the drug have a 84% higher occurrence rate of melanoma**. Researchers tracking over 25,000 men noted higher melanoma rates with the drug regardless of skin cancer family histories, UV light exposure where patients lived, or whether they had other kinds of cancer***.

Now, DrugNews has learned of a new study from the Netherlands that found as much as 60% of sildenafil found in sewer systems was unaccounted for by prescription, and may be from illicit or non-prescription use*.

Lawyers are investigating claims for those diagnosed with melanoma after taking an erectile dysfunction drug. Anyone affected is urged to visit DrugNews or speak with a lawyer about their legal options. DrugNews only recommends lawyers who have already handled ED skin cancer lawsuits.

For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to erectile dysfunction drugs and skin cancer, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugNews.net.

*British Medical Journal, 7/2/14; bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g4317

**JAMA, 4/7/14; http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1857095

***NBC News, 4/7/14; nbcnews.com/health/health-news/viagra-may-boost-risk-deadly-skin-cancer-study-finds-n73976; 4/4/13; nbcnews.com/id/8004291/ns/health-mens_health/t/blindness-noted-men-using-impotence-drugs/#.U4yQWyhwGfQ

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