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2009-08-24 08:51:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the nationwide recall of a dietary supplement sold under the name Steam. The FDA said Nutracoastal Trading LLC of Freeport, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling Steam lot 90260 because it contains Tadalafil, an active ingredient of an FDA-approved drug used for erectile dysfunction. The inclusion of the drug makes Steam dietary supplement an unapproved drug, the FDA said. The undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription...

2009-08-04 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of novel therapeutic products, today announced that Timothy Morris, chief financial officer, will present an overview of the company at the Canaccord Adams 29th Annual Global Growth Conference in Boston. The VIVUS presentation will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. ET. A live...

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2009-07-28 16:40:00

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) said on Tuesday it had halted a trial of the drug sildenafil for patients with sickle cell disease, saying the drug caused serious medical problems.The trial was testing the safety and effectiveness of sildenafil, sold by Pfizer as Viagra and Revatio, as a treatment for pulmonary hypertension in patients with sickle cell disease, said the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).Patients without sickle cell disease taking the sildenafil --...

2009-07-11 12:12:39

Local authorities in Majorna, Sweden, must subsidize a 30-year-old impotent man's Viagra prescription, a court ruled. The County Administrative Court ruled in favor of the man, who argued having sex is essential to a reasonable quality of life, The Local reported Saturday. An assistance program in Majorna had denied the man's original request because Viagra, a drug used to treat erectile disfunction, was not included on a list of subsidized medicines. The court left open the issue of how much...

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2009-06-19 06:50:18

In a major legal victory for pharmaceutical monolith Pfizer, a Canadian court ruled on Thursday that the company's patent for Viagra would remain valid, rebuffing attempts by generic drug manufacturer Novopharm to produce a cheaper version of the popular sex-enhancing drug. The decision is important both as a symbolic and precedent-setting triumph for all manufacturers of name-brand pharmaceuticals. In his comments on the proceedings, Judge Michael Kelen said that Novopharm's legal team had...

2009-06-17 09:07:20

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the nationwide voluntary recall of Stamina-Rx-brand dietary supplement due to a safety hazard. Officials said Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Norcross, Ga., initiated the recall after the FDA found the product, described as a sexual stimulant for men, contained undeclared benzamidenafil, the same therapeutic class of active pharmaceutical ingredients found in sildenafil, tadalafil and vardenafil. Benzamidenafil is not FDA-approved, and poses a...

2009-06-09 06:00:00

Data Findings Published in June Issue of Circulation SILVER SPRING, Md. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced the results of a pivotal 16-week study showing that a once-daily dose of tadalafil was generally well tolerated, improved exercise capacity and improved time to clinical worsening in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)(1). The randomized, double-blind,...

2009-06-03 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of novel therapeutic products, today announced that Dr. Barbara Troupin, senior director clinical development, will present an overview of the company at the 8th Annual Needham Life Sciences Conference. The VIVUS presentation will take place at the New York Palace Hotel on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. ET. A live webcast and...

2009-05-26 04:22:00

Conference Call to be Held at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time Today, May 26, 2009 SILVER SPRING, Md., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ADCIRCA(TM) (tadalafil) tablets for oral administration, with a recommended dose of 40 mg, as the first once-daily phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). ADCIRCA is...

2009-05-23 23:01:39

Robert F. Furchgott, whose research earned him a share of a Nobel Prize and helped lead to the anti-impotency drug Viagra, has died, a daughter said. Susan Furchgott said her father died Tuesday in Seattle, The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla., reported Saturday. He was 92. The elder Furchgott was a pharmacologist who, with Louis J. Ignarro and Ferid Murad, shared the 1998 Nobel for physiology or medicine after proving nitric oxide affected blood pressure and blood flow. Furchgott's discovery that...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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