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2005-12-30 13:00:34

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A major AIDS advocacy and treatment group on Friday asked drugmaker Pfizer Inc. to pull advertisements encouraging use of the impotence pill Viagra on New Year's Eve, blasting the ads as recklessly encouraging recreational use of the drug. "What are you doing on New Year's Eve?" a smiling gray-haired man asks in a full-page advertisement that ran in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The ad reads: "Fact: Viagra can help guys with all degrees of erectile...

2005-12-20 05:40:00

MUMBAI -- Pfizer Ltd., the Indian unit of Pfizer Inc., on Tuesday launched blockbuster drug Viagra in the country, aiming to treat some of the estimated 90 million Indians suffering from erectile dysfunction. "We expect to capture 10 to 15 percent of the market in the next two years," K.G. Ananthakrishnan, senior director, pharmaceuticals at Pfizer Ltd., told reporters. "The estimated market size is about 750 million to a billion rupees." The billion-dollar drug would initially launch in 30...

2005-11-21 13:12:56

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with Viagra (sildenafil) can improve urinary tract symptoms in men with erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common disease in older men that involves urinary symptoms due to enlargement of the prostate gland, according to study findings presented here Monday at a meeting of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. "The improvement in urination with Viagra is dramatic," lead author Dr. Kevin...

2005-11-19 20:51:41

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treatment with Viagra (sildenafil) can improve exercise capacity and functional ability in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a serious disease involving high pressure in the blood vessels that enter the lungs, new research suggests. The findings, which appear in The New England Journal of Medicine, are based on a study of 278 patients who were randomly selected to receive Viagra, at one of three doses, or inactive "placebo" three times daily...

2005-11-07 16:34:34

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Viagra (sildenafil) relieves the symptoms and improves the circulation of patients with Raynaud's phenomenon that does no response to conventional therapy, German investigators report. In patients with ulcers on their fingers or toes, the treatment leads to healing. Viagra, developed to treat of male erectile dysfunction, is a phosphodiesterase (PDE)-5 inhibitor that affects very small blood vessels. Studies have shown it improves circulation in other...

2005-10-20 15:50:33

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Drugs to treat erectile dysfunction need stronger warnings on their packaging about the risk of blindness, U.S. consumer group Public Citizen said on Thursday in a petition filed with health regulators. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should "immediately add a black box warning regarding the risks of drug-induced blindness for the three phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors that are prescribed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction,"...

2005-10-20 10:14:02

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Drugs to treat erectile dysfunction need stronger warnings on their packaging about the risk of blindness, U.S. consumer group Public Citizen said on Thursday in a petition filed with health regulators. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should "immediately add a black box warning regarding the risks of drug-induced blindness for the three phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors that are prescribed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction,"...

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...


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