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2005-09-08 09:33:17

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police on Thursday hailed the bust of a Sino-US piracy ring making fake Viagra, but denied using arrests of Americans or other foreign nationals to publicise the fight against piracy, which the United States says China is losing. Chinese and U.S. authorities had cooperated to crack the ring, with one American and 11 Chinese arrested as recently as last week on charges of producing 440,000 pills of fake Viagra, Cialis and other drugs worth 40 million yuan...

2005-09-08 09:00:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police on Thursday hailed the bust of a Sino-US piracy ring making fake Viagra, but denied using arrests of Americans or other foreign nationals to publicise the fight against piracy, which the United States says China is losing. Chinese and U.S. authorities had cooperated to crack the ring, with one American and 11 Chinese arrested as recently as last week on charges of producing 440,000 pills of fake Viagra, Cialis and other drugs worth 40 million yuan if sold as...

2005-08-24 14:43:36

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who take Viagra to overcome erectile difficulties do not increase their short-term risk of having a heart attack, a review of clinical trials indicates. The finding is "consistent with the growing body of evidence" demonstrating the cardiovascular safety of Viagra (known generically as sildenafil), Dr. Murray A. Mittleman from Harvard Medical School in Boston and colleagues note in the American Journal of Cardiology. There have been isolated reports of...

2005-08-24 14:40:00

Reuters Health - Men who take Viagra to overcome erectile difficulties do not increase their short-term risk of having a heart attack, a review of clinical trials indicates. The finding is "consistent with the growing body of evidence" demonstrating the cardiovascular safety of Viagra (known generically as sildenafil), Dr. Murray A. Mittleman from Harvard Medical School in Boston and colleagues note in the American Journal of Cardiology. There have been isolated reports of heart attacks...

2005-08-22 15:51:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities seized more than $4 million in high-quality counterfeit $100 bills and Viagra in sting operations that involved luring suspects to a fake wedding on a yacht, Justice Department and Homeland Security officials said on Monday. The officials said the undercover operations in New Jersey and across the country broke up an international counterfeiting and smuggling ring with ties to Asia. They arrested 59 people on racketeering charges and another 28...

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2005-08-01 00:45:00

LONDON -- First it was fake CDs, jeans and Rolex watches. Now organized criminals are turning to counterfeit medicines as the latest money-spinner, with potentially lethal results. Around the world, health authorities are battling a growing trade in fake medicines, which the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates is worth more than $30 billion a year. The problem is acute in parts of Asia and Africa, where fake drugs are rife, but rich countries are not immune. Just last week, British...

2005-07-26 15:48:32

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada advised users of the erectile dysfunction drugs Viagra, Cialis or Levitra on Tuesday to seek "immediate medical attention" if they experience sudden vision loss or other vision problems when taking the drugs. Health Canada, the federal health ministry, also said in a statement it was likely to change the product information for the three popular drugs. Earlier this month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved new labeling to warn men about possible...

2005-07-26 11:54:11

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada advised users of the erectile dysfunction drugs Viagra, Cialis and Levitra on Tuesday to "seek immediate medical attention" if they experience sudden vision loss or other vision-related problems when taking the medications. Canada's health ministry said it was likely to change the product information for the three drugs. Earlier this month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved new labeling to warn men about possible blindness from Pfizer Inc.'s Viagra....

2005-07-11 16:08:53

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Levitra, an impotence treatment, worked for up to 10 hours in a study of 383 patients, Bayer, the German drugs and chemicals group said on Monday. Bayer said in a statement that Levitra, which competes with Viagra from Pfizer and Cialis from Eli Lilly and ICOS Corp, allowed patients to have sex between six and 10 hours after taking the drug. "Levitra provides both a quick onset and an extended duration of efficacy up to 10 hours," lead investigator Hartmut Porst said...

2005-06-27 20:00:04

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc. on Monday said a review of its popular impotence treatment Viagra turned up no evidence of increased risk of blindness among patients taking the erectile dysfunction drug. Nevertheless, Pfizer said it is in talks with U.S. regulators about revising the Viagra label to reflect rare reports of a serious ocular condition known as non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) in some men who have used the medicine. Pfizer said it believes the U.S....


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