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Seoul's Wastewater Holds Unexpected Amount of Viagra

Scientists detected particularly high levels of Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors

(Newser) - Seoul may be a Viagra capital of the world, according to a new study, which found high traces of drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction in the South Korean capital's sewers. "An astonishingly large amount of Viagra was detected in wastewater," Kim Hyunook, co-author of the study...

Recall After Very Different Drugs 'Inadvertently' Bottled Together

AvKare issues recall of sildenafil, trazodone pills

(Newser) - Check your cabinets because pharmaceutical distributor AvKare is recalling both an antidepressant and an erectile dysfunction medication—which were accidentally packaged together. That means someone intending to manage their depression might have ended up with an erection, though there are other complications to worry about. Sildenafil, the active ingredient in...

Subject of Spike Lee's Next Film: the 'Little Blue Pill'

Movie on the origins of Viagra, based on an 'Esquire' article, will be a musical

(Newser) - Viagra: The Musical? That's not the working title of Spike Lee's newest project, but it best encapsulates what he just signed up to do. Along with actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, the director will be penning a movie musical screenplay about the origins of the erectile dysfunction medication,...

Male Steroid Use Can Turn Them Into 'Evolutionary Duds'
Guys, Beware the
Mossman-Pacey Paradox
NEW STUDY

Guys, Beware the Mossman-Pacey Paradox

Men who go to extremes to attract mates risk becoming 'evolutionary duds,' suggests study

(Newser) - Scientists have uncovered a paradox where men try to make themselves into "pinnacles of evolution" while simultaneously becoming "evolutionary duds." "Isn't it ironic that men go to the gym to look wonderful, for the most part to attract women, and inadvertently decrease their fertility?" says...

Lawsuit: CVS Told Wife About Viagra, Harmed Marriage

Drugstore employee disclosed confidential information, suit alleges

(Newser) - A Long Island man is suing CVS after, he says, the drugstore alerted his wife to his Viagra prescription, according to a lawsuit filed in Nassau County Supreme Court. Michael Feinberg brought a prescription for eight of the little blue pills with five refills to CVS and asked that his...

Brits Won't Need Viagra Prescription This Spring

Erectile dysfunction medication will be sold over the counter in UK

(Newser) - For the first time ever, Viagra will be available over the counter and without a prescription. Reuters reports Pfizer plans to start selling an over-the-counter version of the erectile dysfunction medication this spring in the UK. The new Viagra Connect will have the same major ingredient as regular Viagra, according...

After Hair-Loss Drug Came Years of Erectile Dysfunction

It's the first study to arrive at the finding

(Newser) - Two drugs—one to treat hair loss, the other to shrink enlarged prostates—could wreak havoc on men's sexual health. Researchers at Northwestern University reported Thursday in the journal PeerJ that among the men they studied who are between the ages of 16 and 89 and who took either...

SC Men Who Want Viagra May Need Note (and Patience)

Just like women who want to get an abortion, bill sponsor says

(Newser) - If women have to wait 24 hours in South Carolina to get an abortion, men should have to do the same before they can get Viagra or other drugs to help them have sex, according to a tongue-in-cheek proposal discussed Wednesday. Lawmakers cracked jokes about the bill, but sponsor Rep....

Generic Viagra Is Coming to the US

It's expected to cut into Pfizer's $1.7B per year Viagra profits

(Newser) - Good news for frugal guys with erection troubles: America will soon be up to its eyeballs in generic Viagra. CBS News reports the FDA approved the first generic version of the impotence drug, known as sildenafil citrate, on Wednesday. Israel's Teva, the world's largest maker of generic drugs,...

How Citrus and Red Wine Could Improve Your Sex Life
How Citrus and Red Wine Could Improve Your Sex Life
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How Citrus and Red Wine Could Improve Your Sex Life

Flavonoid-rich foods come with a lower risk of erectile dysfunction

(Newser) - Up to half of all middle-aged and older men are affected by erectile dysfunction, and the answer may not be a little blue pill. Men who eat foods rich in flavonoids are less likely to suffer from the condition, and that risk is even lower if they also exercise regularly....

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...

Coffee's Latest Claim to Fame: Erection Aid
Coffee's Latest Claim
to Fame: Erection Aid
NEW STUDY

Coffee's Latest Claim to Fame: Erection Aid

Study finds less impotence in caffeine consumers

(Newser) - Coffee, what can't you do? It's been suggested the beverage may be able to lower your risk for multiple sclerosis , melanoma , and retinal degeneration , among other things. Now it appears the brewed beverage might also help men who are suffering from a decidedly sensitive issue: erectile dysfunction. A...

Could Blue Light Help Men 'Get It Up'?
 Could Blue Light 
 Help Men 'Get It Up'? 
new study

Could Blue Light Help Men 'Get It Up'?

Study: Rats injected with DNA and exposed to blue light got erections

(Newser) - While Viagra is the most popular erectile dysfunction treatment in the world—and there are an estimated 150 million men globally suffering from the disorder—it only strengthens an existing erection and cannot actually instigate one. Another potential treatment is in the works that doesn't incorporate drugs at all:...

Porn Doesn't Desensitize Guys, Cause ED: Study

If anything, porn-watchers responded 'more strongly'

(Newser) - There's been a lot of talk in recent years about porn wreaking all sorts of havoc in the bedroom, including desensitizing guys to sexual stimuli and causing erectile dysfunction. Researchers at UCLA and Concordia University put this link between a man's erectile function and his porn-watching habits to...

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...

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...

For Better Sex, Lower Your Cholesterol
 For Better Sex, 
 Lower Your 
 Cholesterol 


STUDY SAYS

For Better Sex, Lower Your Cholesterol

Researchers find men taking statins reported improved erectile function

(Newser) - Drop your cholesterol before dropping your pants, or so suggests a new study out of Rutgers University. Researchers there analyzed 11 studies on erectile dysfunction and statins, which are prescribed to lower cholesterol along with heart attack and stroke risk. What they found was that in addition to lowering those...

Government Spent $172M on Penis Pumps
 Government Spent 
 $172M on Penis Pumps 
new report

Government Spent $172M on Penis Pumps

At double the retail price per pump

(Newser) - Between 2006 and 2011, Medicare spent $172 million on penis pumps, according to a report out Monday by the inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services. That figure is outrageous for a reason other than that you might think. As NBC News reports, penis pumps, more properly...

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...

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...

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