DrugNews Adds New Report Suggesting Link Between ED Drug Sildenafil and Skin Cancer

July 24, 2014

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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 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. Following a recent study that found men who’d taken the drugs had a higher rate of skin cancer*, a new report offers an explanation on the possible link**.

DrugNews is a free resource center created to give patients taking popular prescription drugs the latest on recalls, safety alerts, research and litigation news. Visitors can recognize potential dangers, see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.

Viagra, which contains the active ingredient sildenafil, has been taken by an estimated 23 million men worldwide since it was introduced in 1998***.

The American Medical Association recently published data showing those who have taken sidenafil have a 84% higher occurrence rate of melanoma*, regardless of family history, whether they lived in high UV light exposure areas, or had other kinds of cancer****.

Melanoma is diagnosed in around 76,000 people each year, and results in about 9,700 deaths****.

Now, a new report suggests that the process by which erectile drugs increase blood flow by relaxing smooth muscle may accelerate melanoma by increasing blood flow to the cancerous cells**.

Lawyers are investigating claims for those affected. Anyone diagnosed with melanoma after taking an erectile dysfunction drug is encouraged 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.

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

**Decoded Science, 7/18/14; decodedscience.com/viagra-melanoma-caution/47729

***NBC News, 4/4/13; nbcnews.com/id/8004291/ns/health-mens_health/t/blindness-noted-men-using-impotence-drugs/#.U4yQWyhwGfQ

****NBC News, 4/7/14; nbcnews.com/health/health-news/viagra-may-boost-risk-deadly-skin-cancer-study-finds-n73976

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