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2009-07-28 15:05:30

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health has stopped a clinical trial testing a drug treatment for pulmonary hypertension in adults with sickle cell disease nearly one year early due to safety concerns. In an interim review of safety data from 33 participants who completed 16 weeks of treatment, researchers found that, compared to participants on placebo (dummy pill), participants taking sildenafil (Revatio) were significantly more likely to...

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...

2009-05-28 09:09:14

Athletes could be putting their lives at risk by doping themselves with powerful prescription drugs, a leading academic has warned. Professor Declan Naughton, Professor of Biomolecular Sciences at Kingston University in South West London, cautioned sportsmen and women against trying to improve their performance by taking drugs known as nitrites without clinical supervision. Speaking at a conference on drug-taking in sport, he warned that they could suffer a range of side effects from...

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...

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2009-05-14 13:25:00

A new program announced on Thursday by the U.S. drug company Pfizer Inc. is allowing people who have lost their jobs and health insurance keep taking some widely prescribed Pfizer medications for free for up to a year, the Associated Press reported.The program even includes the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor and the sexual dysfunction aid Viagra.Pfizer will make more than 70 of its prescription drugs available at no cost to unemployed, uninsured Americans, who lost jobs since Jan. 1 and...

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2009-04-27 15:00:00

Scientists in the United States have produced a study indicating a new generation of anti-impotency drugs that are rubbed into the skin could prove more effective than traditional pill-based medications like Viagra. The new technique involves tiny objects called nanoparticles that were rubbed onto rats which researchers believe could also be used to help humans. The nanoparticles are applied directly to the problem area and absorbed directly into the skin, releasing the anti-erectile chemical...

2009-04-15 07:00:00

A Drug With Greater Efficacy than Levitra for Patients with Hypertension Priced at a Five Percent Discount to Levitra Would Earn a 50 Percent Patient Share in the U.S., According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that although surveyed primary care physicians (PCPs) are generally satisfied with the efficacy of available...

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2009-04-14 15:43:34

A new study has shown treatments for erectile dysfunction, such as the hugely popular drug Viagra, do not appear to pose long-term damage to men's sight. Doctors were concerned that Viagra and other drugs like it might be harmful after some men reported blurred and blue-tinged vision. Viagra and Cialis, another big erectile dysfunction drug, account for a billion dollars in sales in 2008. According to the results published in the April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, the six-month study...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.