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Bill Would Make Men Wait 24 Hours for Viagra

SC pol wants to make it as tough to get ED meds as it is to get abortion

(Newser) - "I purposely tried to make it as invasive, as intrusive, as hypocritical and unnecessary as possible to make the point." This from South Carolina Rep. Mia McLeod, who pre-filed legislation Thursday designed to drive a point home about women's reproductive rights. To wit: She's attempting to... 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 »

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 »

Viagra Poppers Have Higher STD Risk

Men on Viagra, Cialis may be more likely to engage in unsafe sex

(Newser) - Viagra and Cialis users are far more likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases than men who don't take ED meds, BusinessWeek reports . Using analysis of insurance records for 1.4 million men over 40, researchers found patients on ED drugs were 2.8 times more likely to be treated for... More »

Michael Douglas on Married Life: Hello, Viagra

Actor still gets a thrill watching wife Catherine Zeta-Jones

(Newser) - Michael Douglas is officially old: The 65-year-old actor comes clean about the challenges of keeping up with his 40-year-old wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and the assist he gets from Viagra and Cialis. He also tells AARP The Magazine about his 31-year-old son, in jail on a drug charge; his upcoming film ... More »

New Erectile Dysfunction Cure: Shockwaves

Researchers say it could provide a longer-term fix

(Newser) - Sure, Viagra works, but you’ve got to keep taking it. In the quest for a more permanent solution, Israeli scientists have hit upon an unusual idea: shockwaves. The application of low-energy waves to the penis helped men for at least 3 months. The treatment is intended for those whose... More »

Bill Would Keep ED Ads Off TV at Most Hours

Viagra, Cialis ads could be restricted to between 10 pm and 6 am

(Newser) - A bill proposed in the House would ban advertising for drugs to treat erectile dysfunction from airing in the daytime and prime time, the Hill reports. The “Families for ED Advertising Decency Act” would confine such “indecent” advertising to between 10pm and 6am. Under the bill, the makers... More »

'Little Blue Pill' is 10 Years Old

Viagra changed sexual landscape

(Newser) - The little blue pill that rescued the sex lives and saved marriages of couples worldwide is 10 years old this month. Viagra, which has been used by some 35 million men, moved the treatment of impotence out of the shadows to lead a multi-billion-dollar industry. The drug has also triggered... More »

Viagra Linked to Hearing Loss

FDA puts warning label on popular sex drugs

(Newser) - Add hearing loss to the list of potential side effects of Viagra and other drugs to treat sexual dysfunction. The federal Food and Drug Administration will add a warning about the risk to the labels of Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and a hypertension drug, Revatio, which contains the same ingredient as... More »

Spider Venom the New Viagra

(Newser) - Men with erectile dysfunction may get an assist, believe it or not, from the Brazillian wandering spider—also dubbed the banana spider for its propensity to hide in bunches of the fruit. Researchers at Johns Hopkins have isolated a compound in the spider's deadly saliva that causes erections, der Spiegel... More »

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