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New Viagra Ad Geared Toward the Ladies

Pfizer hopes commercial will get women talking about erectile dysfunction

(Newser) - At first glance, the new Viagra ad —featuring a comely, middle-aged blonde lounging on a bed with the ocean in the background—might appear to be strictly geared toward men. But Pfizer, the drug's manufacturer, specifically designed the commercial to target women, hoping that by showing a woman... More »

Cialis Maker Wants to Sell It Over the Counter

Eli Lilly seeks change for impotence drug

(Newser) - Cialis is already the world's best-selling impotence drug, and its makers hope to significantly ramp up sales by making it available over the counter, reports Reuters . Eli Lilly has struck a deal with French drug-maker Sanofi to sell a non-prescription version, assuming they first win the permission of health... More »

Can 'Female Viagra' Save Monogamy?

New drugs aim to increase female desire in long-term relationships

(Newser) - Men and women in new relationships generally share equal levels of lust for each other. But as the relationship goes on, for reasons scientists don't fully understand, a woman's desire tends to dive dramatically, while a man's does not. Naturally, the pharmaceutical industry would like to solve... More »

Bashful? Now You Can Buy Viagra Online

Pfizer will even give you 30% off

(Newser) - Pfizer Inc., in a first for the drug industry, tells the AP that the drugmaker will begin selling its popular erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website. Men still will need a prescription to buy the blue, diamond-shaped pill on viagra.com, but they no longer have... More »

Viagra's Hidden Uses: Diet Pill, Cancer Fighter?

In mice, drug shows potential beyond ED

(Newser) - Viagra may have a future well beyond erectile dysfunction. Someday, we could perhaps see it prescribed for weight loss—or even to combat cancer, in combination with green tea. Scientists know that mice have lower rates of obesity, despite fatty diets, when they're on the drug. Now, researchers in... More »

Look Out, Viagra: Testosterone Drugs Gain Popularity

But doctors worry they'll be dangerously overused

(Newser) - New drugs designed in part to save the sex lives of aging men could become the biggest thing since Viagra, reports Bloomberg . The problem is that the testosterone boosters from Eli Lilly and Abbott are becoming so popular that doctors worry men who don't need them for strictly medical... More »

FDA OKs Viagra Rival: It Works Twice as Fast

Maker Vivus says Stendra provides erections in 15 minutes

(Newser) - Viagra just got some more competition: The FDA today approved the drug Stendra, which promises to provide an erection in 15 minutes, roughly twice as fast as the minimum wait time for Viagra, reports Bloomberg . Its analysts expect Vivus to pull in nearly $70 million in sales next year. By... More »

6 Female Politicians Go After Male Masturbation, Viagra

Bills in 6 states attempt to squeeze male reproductive rights

(Newser) - Female politicians in four other states are joining Ohio and Georgia representatives in a bid to crack down on men's sexual and reproductive freedoms, including access to Viagra and vasectomies. It's their way of striking back against restrictive state abortion laws and attacks on health insurance coverage for... More »

Need Viagra? Ohio Pol Wants Notarized Letter

...from your sex partner, attesting to your impotency

(Newser) - It's certainly not the first bill to be presented as a foil to the abortion- and contraception-related bills coursing through America's legislatures, but it is an amusing one. Ohio Democrat Nina Turner last week introduced Senate Bill 307, which would make getting Viagra a pretty big ordeal. A... More »

Doc: Are We Paying for Limbaugh's Viagra?

Are health insurance consumers paying Rush to have sex?

(Newser) - If Rush Limbaugh doesn't want to absorb some of the cost of female contraception as a health insurance consumer, others are wondering: Why should we pay for Limbaugh's Viagra? "We know" Limbaugh "has used Viagra, which is covered by medical insurance plans," Dr. Nancy Snyderman... More »

Saudi King Was Popping Viagra at 92

And he's 10 years older than we thought: WikiLeaks telegram

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia’s king isn’t letting age slow him down—even if he’s a decade older than the US thought he was. Even at 92, he hadn’t given up on romance, though he needed a little boost from Viagra, a WikiLeaks release shows. The US State Department... More »

Outkast's Big Boi Busted With Ecstasy, Viagra

Border Patrol nabs rapper on cruise ship

(Newser) - Outkast rapper Antwan “Big Boi” Patton was arrested while getting off a cruise ship today in Miami, after border patrol dogs caught him allegedly carrying drugs, law enforcement sources tell TMZ . He was charged with three counts of drug possession and one count of drug paraphernalia possession, all felonies.... More »

Pop a Viagra and ... Go Deaf?

Studies suggest danger in anti-impotence medicines

(Newser) - Could Viagra make you, ahem, hard of hearing? Researchers are uncovering evidence that it and other anti-impotence drugs may do just that. The FDA has been warning about possible hearing complications associated with anti-impotence medicine since 2007, but two new reports are raising concerns. UK researchers who surveyed drug watchdogs... More »

World Court: Gadhafi Forces Using Viagra 'Like a Machete'

Libyan police accused of gang-raping rebel sympathizers

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's forces have been gang-raping women stopped at checkpoints, using Viagra "like a machete," the chief of the International Criminal Court charges. The court plans to investigate allegations of institutionalized rape of rebel supporters in Libya, Luis Moreno-Ocampo tells CNN . "There are rapes. The issue... More »

Bin Laden Had 'Herbal Viagra'

Might not have been his, but was in the compound

(Newser) - Somebody inside Osama bin Laden's compound was using a drug known as "herbal Viagra." “The caution is, we don’t know who used what,” a pharmacist tells MSNBC, but Avena syrup—which is marketed as a natural aphrodisiac—is on the list of medications pulled... More »

Gadhafi Troops Issued Viagra to Help Them Rape: US

Susan Rice makes claim at UN

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi’s forces have been issued Viagra, to help them better rape the people of Libya, US ambassador Susan Rice told several other UN diplomats at a closed-door Security Council meeting yesterday. “She spoke of Gadhafi’s soldiers targeting children, and other atrocities,” one diplomat tells Reuters... More »

Viagra Gum? Drug Makers Get Busy as Generics Near

Makers of erectile dysfunction drugs try to find new niches

(Newser) - Viagra’s chemical patent expires next year, likely opening the playing field to cheaper generic versions of the pill—and in a $5 billion industry, the makers of the erectile dysfunction drug are racing to stay ahead of the competition. Pfizer recently began selling a chewable form of Viagra in... More »

Medicare Forked Over $3.1M for Viagra for Seniors

Software error blamed in erectile-dysfunction error

(Newser) - Medicare improperly used around $3.1 million in taxpayer funds to give senior citizens free Viagra, something that's supposed to be against the law, government investigators revealed today. As an erectile-dysfunction drug, Viagra is hardly essential medication, and Medicare "should not have covered these drugs," said George Reeb,... More »

The Next Viagra Could Come From ... Spider Venom

One bite known to cause four-hour erections

(Newser) - One bite from the Brazilian wandering spider can cause loss of muscle control, difficulty breathing, and even death. But, good news! It can also cause four-hour-long erections, and that’s the side effect researchers are excited about. One of the toxins found in the spider’s venom causes priapism, “... More »

Viagra No Fix for Half of Users

Low testosterone is the real problem for many men

(Newser) - The little blue pill isn't a little miracle for half the men who take it. Doctors says that many of the men who are prescribed Viagra actually suffer from low testosterone levels—something the pill does not treat, the Daily Mail explains. Viagra actually works by enhancing the effects of... More »

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