Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise. Here ’s what you need to know to protect yourself
UCLA Health Rates of sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the past four years to record highs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’slatest analysis. In California, the state health departmentfound that the number of people diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia in 2017 was 45 percent higher than five years prior.These sorts of statistics may spark a fear that there ’s little we can do to protect ourselves — but that’s not the full story.Dr. Leena Nathan, an obstetrician/gynecologist at UCLA Health-Westlake Village, consults with peo...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How Viagra puts a brake on a master growth regulator to treat heart disease
When normal cells grow, divide or do any job in the body, they do so in response to a whole slew of internal sensors that measure nutrients and energy supply, and environmental cues that inform what happens outside the cell. A protein called mTOR receives information from these signals and then directs the cell to take action. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

How Viagra puts a brake on a master growth regulator to treat heart disease
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) When normal cells grow, divide or do any job in the body, they do so in response to a whole slew of internal sensors that measure nutrients and energy supply, and environmental cues that inform what happens outside the cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

British firm is developing Viagra rival that takes effect in just five MINUTES
Futura Medical, a pharmaceuticals company in Guildford, is trialling a cream called Eroxon that it says works faster and with fewer side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nature ’ s Rx Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Silver Bullet 10x to Undeclared PDF-5 Inhibitors in the Product
Nature ’ s Rx is voluntarily recalling quantity lots of Silver Bullet 10x, description of dosage form to the hospital, retail or consumer level. This recall has been initiated because the product was found to contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil, the active ingredient in Viagra and Cialis respectively, which are PDE-5 inhibitors. The undeclared PDE-5 inhibitors in the product may pose serious health risks because consumers with underlying medical issues may take the products without knowing that they can cause serious harm or interact in dangerous ways with other drugs they may be taking (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 30, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nature ’s Rx Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Silver Bullet 10x to Undeclared PDE-5 Inhibitors in the Product
Nature ’s Rx is voluntarily recalling quantity lots of Silver Bullet 10x, description of dosage form to the hospital, retail or consumer level. This recall has been initiated because the product was found to contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil, the active ingredient in Viagra and Cialis respectiv ely, which are PDE-5 inhibitors. The undeclared PDE-5 inhibitors in the product may pose serious health risks because consumers with underlying medical issues may take the products without knowing that they can cause serious harm or interact in dangerous ways with other drugs they may be taking (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 30, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Uganda: Herbal Aphrodisiacs Are Tainted With Viagra
[Deutsche Welle] More than half of the herbal remedies sold in Kampala to treat erection problems contain the drug Viagra, often at dangerous levels, warns Uganda's National Drug Authority. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Arab country turning to 'female Viagra'
Egypt is the first Arab country to authorise the sale of flibanserin - but how well is it going down? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man left with 'doughnut-shaped' holes in vision after downing 10 TIMES recommended dose of Viagra
The unnamed man, of Massachusetts, drank a 30ml bottle, a JAMA report said. Doctors revealed he had sensitivity to light after two months of suffering. It is unknown if he recovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic synthesis in a modular robotic system driven by a chemical programming language
The synthesis of complex organic compounds is largely a manual process that is often incompletely documented. To address these shortcomings, we developed an abstraction that maps commonly reported methodological instructions into discrete steps amenable to automation. These unit operations were implemented in a modular robotic platform by using a chemical programming language that formalizes and controls the assembly of the molecules. We validated the concept by directing the automated system to synthesize three pharmaceutical compounds, diphenhydramine hydrochloride, rufinamide, and sildenafil, without any human intervent...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Steiner, S., Wolf, J., Glatzel, S., Andreou, A., Granda, J. M., Keenan, G., Hinkley, T., Aragon-Camarasa, G., Kitson, P. J., Angelone, D., Cronin, L. Tags: Chemistry, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Happy Together, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Product Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil
Happy Together, Inc. Boynton Beach, FL is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry of the Rhino 5k capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis founds these products to be tainted with sildenafil and Tadalafil. Sildenafil/Tadalafil is an FDA approved drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, the presence of sildenafil in the Rhino 5k products renders them unapproved drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established, therefor subject to recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cannabis-infused condoms? This company is working on it
A Massachusetts marijuana company is looking to produce cannabis-infused sexual-health products — including cannabis-infused condoms and tampons — and has hired a physician involved in the research of Viagra and Cialis to oversee the work. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Stop vaping Viagra: FDA urges Americans to avoid e-liquid that contains erectile dysfunction drugs
China-based HelloCig Electronic Tech Company is selling two e-liquids that contain erectile dysfunction drugs. The FDA is cracking down on them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some E-Cig Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Drugs: FDA
Consumers should not use two e-cigarette liquids that contain erectile dysfunction drugs because they may pose health risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The two HelloCig e-liquids contain tadalafil and sildenafil, the main... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA: Some E-Cigarette Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Meds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- Consumers should not use two electronic cigarette liquids that contain erectile dysfunction drugs because they may pose health risks, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Lab tests revealed both sildenafil... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

November 20, 2018: Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Counterfeit Cialis and Viagra into the United States
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

FDA declines to approve Aquestive's Viagra rival
Aquestive Therapeutics Inc said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its erectile dysfunction treatment and sought additional data. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

This CEO Is Pushing a Pill For Female Sex Drive. But Does the Science Hold Up?
There are two schools of thought about pink. One is that it is the color of bubble gum and Barbie. Cindy Eckert’s view is that it is the color of business. It is a dominant presence at the offices of her Raleigh, N.C., venture-capital firm, the Pink Ceiling, a fund that advertises its main goal as “to make women really f-cking rich.” It’s an even more dominant presence on Eckert, who defies people to observe the taboo on assessing anyone–especially a woman–by their clothes. She wears some hue of pink every working day, accessorized with hot pink nails, lipstick and shoes. Even her hair s...
Source: TIME: Science - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Sex society Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Authority Prohibits Impotency Drugs
[Addis Fortune] Food& Drug Authority (FDA) prohibited the sale of sildenafil citrate, tablets known by the trade name Vega, without a physician's prescription. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This CEO Is Pushing a Pill For Female Sex Drive. But Does the Science Hold Up?
There are two schools of thought about pink. One is that it is the color of bubble gum and Barbie. Cindy Eckert’s view is that it is the color of business. It is a dominant presence at the offices of her Raleigh, N.C., venture-capital firm, the Pink Ceiling, a fund that advertises its main goal as “to make women really f-cking rich.” It’s an even more dominant presence on Eckert, who defies people to observe the taboo on assessing anyone–especially a woman–by their clothes. She wears some hue of pink every working day, accessorized with hot pink nails, lipstick and shoes. Even her hair s...
Source: TIME: Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Sex society Source Type: news

Why can’t so many young, healthy men make love without a little blue pill? 
Britain is the world's first country to allow Viagra to be sold without prescription. Sebastien Smith, 29, from Newcastle revealed why he's been using the drug recreationally for six years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Are We All Having So Little Sex?
Matt, a 34-year-old data analyst from Texas, and his wife dated for seven years before getting married in 2013. When they didn’t live together, they had sex every time they saw each other. After they moved in, however, he says things changed. Their sex life became inconsistent. They’d have a really active week and then a month with nothing, or just one at-bat. It began to hurt their relationship. At one point early in their marriage, Matt’s wife got pregnant, but they weren’t sure the marriage was going to make it, so they terminated the pregnancy. Part of the problem for Matt, who spoke to TIME abo...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized Sexual Health Source Type: news

FDA: Guess What Is In This Vaping Liquid, Erectile Dysfunction Meds
Here is a stiff warning about a company that allegedly has been putting the ingredients found in Viagra and Cialis in its e-liquids. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

What Is In Your Dietary Supplements? Study Reveals Unapproved Ingredients
Weight loss supplements with the ingredient that's normally in Viagra? A sexual enhancement supplement with a weight loss medication that was pulled from the U.S. market? How " natural " are dietary supplements? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Stop vaping Viagra: FDA cracks down on company selling e-liquid for erectile dysfunction in America
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to HelloCig Electronic Tech Company on Thursday for selling two e-liquids that contain the erectile dysfunction drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeing Red: Can Excessive Viagra Dose Permanently Damage Vision?
(MedPage Today) -- Report describes case of persistent colored vision disturbance (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can Viagra permanently damage vision?
A case study examines the damage that Viagra can potentially do to the retina. In doses above recommended levels, the blue pill might make you see red. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation Source Type: news

Morning Break: Fast Food Nation; Seeing Red With Viagra; Quackery in ICD-11?
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What May Happen If You Take Too Much Erectile Dysfunction Medication
Taking sildenafil citrate, the ingredient in Viagra, can lead to visual disturbances. Can it lead to permanent vision problems? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

What Might Happen If You Take Too Much Erectile Dysfunction Medication
Taking sildenafil citrate, the ingredient in Viagra, can lead to visual disturbances. Can it lead to permanent vision problems? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

High Dose of Sildenafil Tied to Long-term Retinal Damage High Dose of Sildenafil Tied to Long-term Retinal Damage
Persistent red-tinted vision and cone photoreceptor damage were reported in a patient who had taken a large dose of the erectile dysfunction drug sildenafil.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Viagra could make you colour blind! Erection drug leaves 31-year-old man with red-tinted vision
An unnamed patient in New York has not been able to cure the red vision he has had for over a year since he took 'much more' than the recommended dose of sildenafil – the active ingredient in Viagra. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viagra Linked to Trouble With Color Vision: Report
Title: Viagra Linked to Trouble With Color Vision: ReportCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - October 2, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Viagra Linked to Trouble With Color Vision: Report
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - October 1, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Ophthalmology, Pharmacy, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Drugmaker Pfizer's CEO Read to be replaced by COO Bourla
Viagra maker Pfizer will replace CEO Ian Read with Chief Operating Officer Albert Bourla starting in January (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nintedanib Plus Sildenafil No Better Than Nintedanib in IPF
No benefit with sildenafil in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis with severe impairment in gas exchange (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 28, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

At War: What Dating Is Like When Medication Kills Your Libido
A Marine veteran shares the struggles of dating while on medication for his service-related PTSD and chronic pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JASON ARMENT Tags: Dating and Relationships Viagra (Drug) Veterans Tinder (Mobile App) Source Type: news

At War: I ’ m a Veteran With PTSD. The Medication I Take Makes Dating Difficult.
A Marine veteran shares the struggles of dating while on medication for his service-related PTSD and chronic pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JASON ARMENT Tags: Dating and Relationships Viagra (Drug) Veterans Tinder (Mobile App) Source Type: news

Add-On Sildenafil Disappoints in IPF With Impaired Gas Exchange
(MedPage Today) -- Trial likely'underpowered'to show benefit, says investigator (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - September 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Well: Which Drug for Erectile Dysfunction Is Better: Viagra or Cialis?
Four drugs have been approved for erectile dysfunction. Which is best depends on your individual needs and desires. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sex Viagra (Drug) Impotence Cialis (Drug) Levitra (Drug) Source Type: news

Olive Oil May Be Better For Men Than Viagra, Study Claims
GREECE (CBS Local) – A new study on sexual health may have a lot of men running to their favorite Italian restaurant tonight. According to scientists in Greece, olive oil may be better than Viagra when it comes to boosting sexual performance. The study, published by the University of Athens, examined over 600 men and found that an olive oil-rich diet cut the risk of erectile dysfunction by up to 40 percent. The men, who had an average age of 67, switched to a Mediterranean-style diet which focused on eating fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, and replaced all butter with olive oil. Patients also reduced the amo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Chris Melore Local TV Men's Health Olive Oil talkers Viagra Source Type: news

Erectile dysfunction - add this £1 food to your dinner to slash your risk of impotence
ERECTILE dysfunction treatments include viagra, hormone replacement, or a change to your medication schedule. But, add this one food to your diet could slash your risk of impotence symptoms, scientists have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viagra drug is linked to a record 19 UK deaths in a year
Sildenafil, the active drug in Viagra, caused more than a dozen deaths in 2017 and is currently linked to seven fatalities this year, according to a report by the MHRA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian father fractures his PENIS after child 'fell over' his erection
The tale was published in the British Medical Journal Case Reports. The patient, from Uttar Pradesh, admitted to taking 100mg of sildenafil - branded as Viagra - the night before the injury. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian father, 36, fractures his PENIS after his child 'fell over' his erection
The tale was published in the British Medical Journal Case Reports. The patient, from Uttar Pradesh, admitted to taking 100mg of sildenafil - branded as Viagra - the night before the injury. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viagra could be a new miracle cure for blindness, scientists claim  
The anti-impotence drug may stop age-related macular degeneration.   This follows a two-year trial led at Columbia University in New York. The condition is the UK’s leading cause of blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viagra Inventor Raises $10m To Find Medicines For Rare Diseases With AI
Dr David Brown's latest company is called Healx and it's using machine learning to see how existing drugs can be used to treat rare diseases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sam Shead, Contributor Source Type: news

Woman in Dutch drug trial recalls 'whirlwind' rush to sign up
Mother of healthy two-year-old unsure whether she was told of risks in sildenafil trialA woman who took part in a Dutch drug trial in which 11 babies died has spoken of going through a “whirlwind” of emotions before she signed up.Lana Huf-Germain, 38, was one of 183 pregnant women who took part in a programme to test whether the drug sildenafil, which is sold under the brand name Viagra, would spur the growth of unborn children in the womb.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Netherlands Medical research Europe World news Science Drugs Source Type: news