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2010-06-09 08:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that while United Therapeutics' Tyvaso and Adcirca--launched in 2009--are each prescribed by more than half of surveyed pulmonologists in the specialized pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) center setting, Adcirca is much more widely used than Tyvaso among surveyed non-PAH-center physicians. The new Physician & Payer Forum...

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2010-05-18 11:36:35

Research by a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)  professor shows an association between hearing loss and the use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Findings published May 18 in Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery indicate a potential for long-term hearing loss following use of Viagra, and possibly following use of other phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE-5i) drugs such as Cialis and Levitra, although results on those drugs are inconclusive. "It appears...

2010-02-09 07:00:00

CRANBURY, N.J., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTN) today announced the completion of first cohort dosing in a placebo-controlled, multiple dose study of bremelanotide, its experimental treatment for sexual dysfunction. The primary endpoint in this double-blind safety study is evaluation of blood pressure effects of subcutaneous bremelanotide in men between 45 and 65 years old. The study will also evaluate consistency of plasma exposure of...

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2010-02-04 08:35:00

Findings could have important implications for human health, ag A joke among two Texas AgriLife Research scientists later turned into a fully-funded study that found Viagra can aid fetal development in female sheep. Female sheep (ewes) are an agriculturally important species, which can serve as an excellent animal model for studying the physiology of human pregnancy, the researchers said. Viagra (sildenafil citrate), which is used to treat male erectile dysfunction, enhanced blood flow in...

2010-01-20 14:50:11

Men who buy fake internet drugs for erection problems can face significant risks from potentially hazardous contents and bypassing healthcare systems could leave associated problems like diabetes and high blood pressure undiagnosed. That's the warning just published online by IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Medical and pharmaceutical experts from the UK, Sweden and USA carried out a detailed review of the growing problem of counterfeit drugs. Estimates suggest that up to...

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2010-01-12 14:29:31

Biotech firm Vivus revealed a new medication for erectile dysfunction on Monday that may be hitting pharmacy shelves in the near future. The new drug, called avanafil, is said to be effective in just 15 minutes, far faster than big market rivals Cialis and Viagra, according to AFP. Leland Wilson, CEO for Vivus, shined the spotlight on optimistic results for the class three investigational drug to treat male impotency. "The magnitude of success in the first 15 minutes was surprising," he...

2009-11-18 15:07:01

Heart function significantly improved in children and young adults with single-ventricle congenital heart disease who have had the Fontan operation following treatment with sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, say researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Single-ventricle defects are a collection of cardiac malformations that impair the heart's ability to pump blood. Examples include tricuspid atresia, pulmonary atresia/intact...

2009-11-17 15:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart function significantly improved in children and young adults with single ventricle congenital heart disease who have had the Fontan operation following treatment with sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, say researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Single ventricle defects are a collection of cardiac malformations that impair the heart's ability to pump blood. Examples...

2009-11-04 08:00:00

SEOUL, Korea, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dong-A PharmTech Co. Ltd., announced that its U.S. partner, Warner Chilcott plc, has initiated two, phase III trials for udenafil, a new long acting drug under development for erectile dysfunction (ED). Each randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of udenafil, an orally administered selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase versus placebo. The trials will be conducted in 80 sites in the U.S....

2009-09-25 07:56:25

Compounds related to Viagra, which is already in clinical trials to prevent heart failure, may also counter the disease in a different way, according to a study published online today in the journal Circulation Research. The results hold promise for the design of a new drug class and for its potential use in combination with Viagra or beta blockers. In heart failure, which affects about 5.7 million Americans, the heart gradually loses the ability to pump with enough force to supply the body...