Here’s Why the FDA Doesn’t Want Viagra in Your Coffee

“You want cream, sugar, and Viagra with that?” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed in July 2017 that it had discovered a coffee product with an unlisted ingredient that most folks wouldn’t want — or need — the first thing in the morning. To be fair, the coffee brand in question was marketed as a male enhancement product, so ...

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The Pentagon Spends $84 Million Annually on ED Drugs, But Why?

The Pentagon Spends $84 Million Annually on ED Drugs, But Why?

One of the most widely seen symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder is erectile dysfunction. To help both active-duty servicemen and veterans overcome the effects of ED, the Pentagon shells out millions of dollars every year. In 2014 alone, according to the Defense Health Agency, the U.S. Defense Department’s bill for ED medications topped $84 million, almost half of which was ...

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Penis Bacteria Now Considered an HIV Risk Factor

Penis Bacteria Now Considered an HIV Risk Factor

Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is no longer the virtual death sentence it was back in the 1980s. However, contracting the virus is likely to forever change the lives of those who learn they’re carrying it. A daily regimen of potent antiretroviral medications — for the rest of their lives — is just one of the many ...

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Viagra’s Latest Upside? Reducing Blood Clots After Stent Surgery

Viagra’s Latest Upside? Reducing Blood Clots After Stent Surgery

Designed to keep coronary and other key arteries open after they’ve been cleared through angioplasty, stents can be lifesavers. But in some cases they have the opposite effect, becoming sites where new and life-threatening blood clots can form, causing new health problems. In recent years, some stents have been coated with medications designed to help prevent the formation of a ...

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Generic Levitra: What You Need to Know

Generic Levitra: What You Need to Know

The single most important thing to know about a generic version of Levitra is that none is available to Americans as of late summer 2017. In fact, the U.S. patent on the erectile dysfunction drug, held by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, is not scheduled to expire until October 31, 2018, according to Drugs.com. That’s not to say that generic drugmakers have ...

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Is It Possible to Get a Free Trial of Viagra?

Is It Possible to Get a Free Trial of Viagra?

For millions of men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, Viagra is nothing short of a miracle drug. Pfizer’s little blue pill offers them a safe and effective way to temporarily regain erectile function and resume a relatively normal sex life. However, nearly two decades after its introduction in 1998, Viagra remains a relatively expensive medication, posing a financial challenge for ...

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A Little Bit of “Sexting” Might Be Good for You

A Little Bit of “Sexting” Might Be Good for You

We’ve all heard the platitude that “the brain is the most important sex organ” (and may take exception to it, depending on circumstances), but if you think about it, it’s true. Sexual activity is multisensory, psychological, social, emotional, physical, and chemical, and orchestrating all of this can only happen with the brain. Sometimes the identical situation with two separate partners ...

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Science Says More Sex Might Make You Smarter

Science Says More Sex Might Make You Smarter

Worried that your brain is not quite as sharp as it once was? Having trouble remembering names or finding just the right words to express your thoughts? Well, a recently published study thinks one solution to your problems might well lie in having sex more often. The study found that older men and women who have sex at least once ...

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Is There a Generic Cialis?

Is There a Generic Cialis?

While multiple generic drugmakers produce lower-priced generic formulations of the popular erectile dysfunction drug Cialis, those substitutes for the branded drug are available only in countries where the patent on Cialis has expired. As of July 2017, no generic version of Cialis was being legally marketed in the United States. Eli Lilly & Company, the pharmaceuticals giant that holds the ...

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Fading Patent Protections to Bring Lower Prices for Viagra, Cialis

Fading Patent Protections to Bring Lower Prices for Viagra, Cialis

The next several months will witness a shakeup in the U.S. consumer market for erectile dysfunction drugs. Viagra, the first ED drug to hit the market back in 1998, will fight for market share against its first generic competition beginning in December 2017. Eli Lilly and Company, which introduced Cialis to U.S consumers in 2003, faces the expiration of one ...

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