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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...

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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 --...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2009-03-16 15:20:35

Newspapers reported Monday, German researchers are testing an impotency treatment for men made using only natural ingredients that in some cases work better than Viagra. "In clinical trials, 50 men had much better sex afterwards, more fun in bed and just generally felt better about themselves," the Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily cited Olaf Schroeder from Berlin's Charite hospital as saying. "Their libido was even higher than the control group taking Viagra," he said. This impotency treatment...

2009-02-18 17:02:36

Per-capita spending on erectile dysfunction drugs in British Columbia was 13 percent higher than the Canadian national average last year, researchers say. The University of British Columbia report on prescription drug spending doesn't explain why more Viagra, Cialis and Levitra was prescribed in British Columbia, the Vancouver Sun reported. Alan Cassels, a drug policy researcher of the University of Victoria, said the increase may be due to the drugs being used recreationally in the...

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2008-12-26 10:20:00

A CIA officer gave an Afghan chieftain Viagra in an attempt to obtain information about Taliban movements.The bearded Afghan, looking to be in his late 60s, returned enthusiastically with information and asking for more pills, after receiving the four blue Viagra pills from a CIA officer earlier.According to officials involved in Afghanistan, this is how some battles are won, through novel incentives and creative bargaining in some of the country's roughest neighborhoods.  The officials...

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2008-12-01 16:00:00

Police in Palermo, Italy, said they were called to an elderly couple's home by a wife who was afraid her husband's Viagra-driven advances would harm his health. Officers told Sicilian daily Il Giornale di Sicilia that the woman, who is in her 80s, feared that sexual contact with her 82-year-old husband, who had taken Viagra, would cause his heart to give out, ANSA reported Monday. ''So much passion at the age of 82, with all the aches and pains he has, could prove lethal", the woman was...