Sex supplements often contain Viagra ingredients
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Herbal supplements aimed at improving men's sexual abilities often contain the active ingredients in erectile dysfunction pills such as Viagra, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sex Supplements Often Contain Viagra Ingredients
Herbal supplements aimed at improving men's sexual abilities often contain the active ingredients in erectile dysfunction pills such as Viagra, according to a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Erectile Dysfunction, Herbal Medicine, Sexual Problems in Men (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lightning Rod Capsules: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Testing revealed the product contains an analogue of sildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin, and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - May 7, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Chang Kwung Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lightning Rod Capsules Due to Undeclared Ingredient
2013 Chang Kwung announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company’s dietary supplements sold under the brand name Lightning Rod 500 mg per capsule packaged in 3-count, UPC 6 89076 20257 2 and 12-count bottles, UPC 6 89076 20297 8. Chang Kwung is conducting a voluntary recall after being notified by the US FDA that analytical testing found the Lightning Rod Capsules to contain an analogue of Sildenafil. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 7, 2013 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical card holders keen on Viagra
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Source: The Irish Times - Health - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer Begins Selling Viagra Online
The drug maker will now sell its billion-dollar erectile dysfunction drug, among the world’s most counterfeited, directly to men with a doctor’s prescription.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By KATIE THOMAS Tags: Pfizer Inc PFE NYSE Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Viagra (Drug) E-Commerce Source Type: news

Health Highlights: May 6, 2013
Pfizer Offers Viagra Online FDA Criticized for OK'ing Combo Cholesterol Pill Veterans at Higher Risk for Traffic Crashes (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer To Sell Viagra Directly To Patients Online
Pfizer has announced plans to begin selling erectile dysfunction pill Viagra to patients directly from its website. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 6, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Pharma Manufacturing Source Type: news

Pfizer to start selling Viagra online
Pfizer announced Monday it is setting up its own site to sell Viagra online, in what it says is an effort to battle the sale of counterfeit versions of the drug. The company said that online pharmacies have proliferated in recent years to meet consume... (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer will offer Viagra online in attempt to counter illicit pills
Maker of erectile dysfunction treatment say counterfeit pills available online can contain printer ink and pesticidesThe maker of Viagra, the world's leading treatment for erectile dysfunction, has announced that it will start selling its product direct online, in an effort to counter the apparently unstoppable trade in counterfeit pills.Pfizer said that patients in the US with a valid prescription would be able to purchase the pills for $25 each from its website, Viagra.com. The real thing will cost significantly more than fake versions, but Pfizer said patients would be guaranteed quality. Some counterfeit versions had b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 6, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Dominic Rushe Tags: United States World news Pharmaceuticals industry Health guardian.co.uk Drugs Sexual health Men's health Business Source Type: news

Pfizer to sell Viagra online, in first for Big Pharma: AP
Drugmaker hopes to stem web sales of counterfeit versions of popular drug and battle embarrassment men feel getting it at pharmacies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Lifestyle Issues a Worldwide Voluntary Recall of Vicerex Capsules and Black Ant Capsules, Marketed as a Dietary Supplement, Due to Undeclared Active Ingredients
May 1, 2013 - American Lifestyle is announcing that it is conducting a voluntary recall of all lots of Vicerex UPC 893490820087 and Black Ant UPC 4026666142546. Laboratory analysis conducted by the FDA has determined the Vicerex product contains undeclared tadalafil and the Black Ant product contains undeclared sildenafil. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 2, 2013 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

American Lifestyle Vicerex and Black Ant Capsules: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Laboratory analysis has found tadalafil and sildenafil. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - May 2, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

American Lifestyle Issues Recalls Vicerex Capsules and Black Ant Capsules Due to Undeclared Active Ingredients
Laboratory analysis conducted by the FDA has determined the Vicerex product contains undeclared tadalafil, and the Black Ant product contains undeclared sildenafil. These undeclared active ingredients poses a threat to consumers because tadalafil and sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 1, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Dear Doc (& Men, Too): Less Viagra, Please
Many men who don't get erect don't have an erection problem, they have an expectation problem. Viagra won't help them.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - April 30, 2013 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Marty Klein, PhD Tags: Health Integrative Medicine Relationships Sex cialis doctors drugs erectile dysfunction erection erections expectation inclination intercourse levitra pathology penis penis viagra personal history sessions sexuality Source Type: news

Benefit of statins for impotence uncertain
Conclusion Overall, this study provides some evidence that treatment for six weeks with atorvastatin (Lipitor) improved some measures of erectile dysfunction (but not to within the normal range) compared with vitamin E or placebo. There are some limitations to this study, some of which are described by the authors: As this study only included men who had previously had their erectile dysfunction treated with sildenafil (Viagra) and showed no improvement, the study findings do not apply to men yet to receive drug therapy for their erectile dysfunction. This study was of short duration (six weeks), so long-term outcome...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Boosting testosterone does not boost wellbeing, mood in ED patients
Adding testosterone to sildenafil treatment in men who have erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels provides no additional benefit in terms of improving wellbeing or mood, show study findings. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - April 15, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Affirm XL: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Dietary supplement - potential health risk - contains sildenafil. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - April 11, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Affirm XL, Inc Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Affirm XL Dietary Supplement Tablet, Lot 1190001 Due to Potential Health Risk
Affirm XL, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall to the consumer level after FDA lab analysis testing found the product to contain an analogue of sildenafil. Sildenafil is an active ingredient used in an FDA-approved product for the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (ED). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 11, 2013 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Boosting testosterone does not boost wellbeing, mood in ED patients
Adding testosterone to sildenafil treatment in men who have erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels provides no additional benefit in terms of improving wellbeing or mood, show study findings. (Source: MedWire News - Urology)
Source: MedWire News - Urology - April 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

ROCK-It MAN Male Enhancement Capsules: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient
Lab tests revealed the product contains an analogue of sildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin, and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - April 9, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sildenafil Helps Turn 'Bad' White Adipose Tissue Into 'Good And Healthy' Brown Adipose Tissue
Although sildenafil is best known for promoting erections, it may also serve as a weight loss aid by coaxing our bodies to store more healthy "brown fat" relative to unhealthy "white fat" than it would otherwise do on its own. According to new research published online in The FASEB Journal, this is because sildenafil inhibits the breakdown of cyclic GMP, which has been well known as a messenger molecule used by the body to control blood pressure and flow, and has now been shown to play an important role determining which type of fat - white or brown - the body stores... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Drug for erectile disorder show promise in the treatment of obesity
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Although sildenafil is best known for promoting erections, it may also serve as a weight loss aid by coaxing our bodies to store more healthy "brown fat" relative to unhealthy "white fat" than it would otherwise do on its own. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Viagra: The little blue pill that could
Fifteen years ago, men who were suffering from impotence received a beacon of hope in the form of a little blue pill. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viagra: The little blue pill that could
Fifteen years ago, men who were suffering from impotence received a beacon of hope in the form of a little blue pill. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup from Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include a lack of benefit in sildenafil and heart failure, pertussis uptick, MRI and back pain, and family members' presence during CPR. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

ACC: Viagra Withers in Heart Failure Trial (CME/CE)
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Treatment of heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction with the phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor sildenafil (Viagra) failed to show any benefit (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 12, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Viagra, Aliskiren Not Helpful for Heart Failure After All: Studies
Title: Viagra, Aliskiren Not Helpful for Heart Failure After All: StudiesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/11/2013 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - March 12, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

RCT: Effect of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibition on exercise capacity and clinical status in heart failure - results from the RELAX trial
Source: JAMA Area: News According to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session and published early online in the Journal of the American Medical Association, among patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF), phosphodiesterase-5 inhibition with administration of sildenafil for 24 weeks, did not result in significant improvement in exercise capacity or clinical status.   Studies in experimental and human heart failure suggest that phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors may enhance cardiovascular function and thus exercise capacity in HFPEF. Researchers th...
Source: NeLM - Cardiovascular Medicine - March 12, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

RELAX: Sildenafil Falls Short in Preserved-EF Heart FailureRELAX: Sildenafil Falls Short in Preserved-EF Heart Failure
A lot of laboratory work, observational data, and small studies point to PDE-5 inhibition as a promising therapeutic approach in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction; it may still be, but a multicenter randomized trial found little to support it and a few cautions along the way. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Viagra, Aliskiren Not Helpful for Heart Failure After All
Results surprise, disappoint scientists Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Heart Failure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RELAX: Sildenafil falls short in preserved-EF heart failure
A lot of laboratory work, observational data, and small studies point to PDE-5 inhibition as a promising therapeutic approach in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction; it may still be, but a multicenter randomized trial found little to support it and a few cautions along the way. (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - March 11, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Common erectile dysfunction drug not helpful for heart failure patients, study finds
(Mayo Clinic) A commonly used erectile dysfunction drug, sildenafil, doesn't help patients who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, a condition in which the heart's lower chambers are stiff and cannot relax and fill fully between beats. That is the finding of the RELAX study, presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session and simultaneously published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The study's lead author called the results disappointing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Father-of-three faces early death unless he is prescribed VIAGRA to treat his lung condition
Liaquat Aziz's doctors insist the erectile dysfunction drug is vital to his survival, as it dilates his arteries to carry more oxygen to his muscles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viagra (sildenafil) 25mg, 50mg and 100mg tablets - Pfizer Limited - Revised SPC
Source: eMC (electronic Medicines Compendium) Area: Other Library Updates> SPC Changes Section 4.8 Undesirable effects has been updated to include the ADRs haematuria, haematospermia and penile haemorrhage.   Please see link to the SPC for full prescribing information (Source: NeLM - Cardiovascular Medicine)
Source: NeLM - Cardiovascular Medicine - February 28, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Network meta-analysis: Comparative effectiveness and safety of oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction
Source: European urology Area: News Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5-Is) including sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil are currently the first-line therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED). However there are few comparative data investigating the effects of different classes of oral PDE5-Is.   To address this gap in knowledge a systematic search was performed in PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase to identify randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared different PDE5-Is (sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil, udenafil, mirodenafil, and avanafil) or PDE5-Is with a placebo for ED. The authors used networ...
Source: NeLM - News - February 27, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Viagra Ads from China and Finland--A Fascinating Comparison
I never realized how much ads for drugs can say so much about culture until I compared these two Viagra ads from China and Finland.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - February 24, 2013 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Paul Joannides, Psy.D. Tags: Sex advertising China chinese sex conceiving a child different cultures drugs erection Finland finn guns and ammo monster nbsp Psychology Today sense of humor sex men sex with men sperm viagra viagra ads war of the Source Type: news

'Himalayan viagra' harvesters threaten forest resources
Unsustainable harvesting of caterpillar fungus or yarsagumba poses risks to conservation and livelihoods. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - February 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Review: Phosphodiesterase inhibitors for erectile dysfunction in men with severe renal disease
Source: Journal of Sexual Medicine Area: News Phosphodiesterase inhibitors are generally well tolerated and effective for treating erectile dysfunction (ED), including in patients with significant comorbidity. A review, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, examined the safety and efficacy of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5) in adult men with erectile dysfunction and severe renal disease or who had received renal transplants.   The authors reviewed published studies of PDE5 inhibitors in patients receiving dialysis or renal transplants. They reported the following findings:   . Sild...
Source: NeLM - News - February 15, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Video: Fake Viagra prevalent online
Author Roger Bate discusses the dangers of buying counterfeit Viagra and how to make sure medications purchased online are the real deal. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valentine's Day tales of romance and chemistry
(American Chemical Society) With Valentine's Day tomorrow, the popular Newscripts page in Chemical & Engineering News cast its net for tales of chemistry and romance and hauled in a catch that includes fake Viagra and the love life of that totally unlovable pest -- the bedbug. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A wife's higher salary 'can affect men in the bedroom': Those with well paid wives are more likely to take viagra
A study found that husbands who earn less than their spouses are more likely to take Viagra and similar drugs than those who are the main breadwinners. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revatio (sildenafil) tablets, powder for oral suspension and solution for injection - Revised SPC
Source: eMC (electronic Medicines Compendium) Area: Other Library Updates> SPC Changes Section 4.8 (undesirable effects) of the SPC has been updated to include hameaturia, penile haemorrhage and haematospermia as uncommon adverse events.   Please see seperate SPC links for full prescribing information. (Source: NeLM - SPC Changes)
Source: NeLM - SPC Changes - February 12, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ED Drug May Help Antidepressant-Related Sexual DysfunctionED Drug May Help Antidepressant-Related Sexual Dysfunction
Adjunctive treatment with sildenafil may help antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction by improving libido and sexual drive. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Observatory: Viagra as Diet Pill?
In a German study, the erectile-dysfunction drug was found to help convert undesirable white fat cells to energy-burning beige fat cells in laboratory mice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By DOUGLAS QUENQUA Tags: Obesity Viagra (Drug) Weight Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Super Power: Recall - Undeclared Ingredient
Finished product of Super Power was tested and found to contain trace amounts of sildenafil. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - January 28, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rise of superbugs threatens antibiotic crisis
Lethal drug-resistant organisms mean threat must be listed on register of civil emergencies, says chief medical officerAn extraordinary scene plays out in hospitals across Britain that is a harbinger of crisis ahead. Patients brought in for routine operations pick up infections that until recent times seemed trivial. Now they can be killers. Even the most modern, and powerful, antibiotics can no longer save them.The story of the superbug MRSA raised awareness of the growing uselessness of antibiotics, but that has been brought largely under control through better hygiene, at least in the UK.The rise of other lethal drug-re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Tags: The Guardian Davos Health MRSA and superbugs Society Features Antibiotics UK news Science Source Type: news

NHS Choices assessment: Sildenafil (Viagra) for weight loss
Source: NHS Choices Area: News NHS Choices has featured an assessment of a newspaper report on a study which claims that sildenafil (Viagra) can help men lose weight. The study was conducted in mice, and mouse cells, and therefore, the assessment concludes that "although these results seem promising, all of the results so far have been obtained in mice. Further research is required to determine whether Viagra has any effect on fat tissue in humans, or if it could actually lead to weight loss. Importantly, the effective dose given to mice was higher than the dose used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. It is theref...
Source: NeLM - News - January 22, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news