Telemedicine Saves Time & Money and … Improves Air Quality?

One of the biggest benefits of internet saturation is that it allows us to do so much without having to leave home (or the office). Shopping, banking, and paying bills are just three examples of activities that can now be done regularly with a few keystrokes or clicks. Why would anyone go back to the days of having to drive ...

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Brain Stimulation Could Be the Real ‘Female Viagra’

The most common form of female sexual dysfunction is abnormally low sexual desire, a condition known by medical professionals as hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD. Just a few years back, it seemed possible that a drug called Addyi might sharply reduce the incidence of HSDD, a problem that can — and often does — sabotage intimate relationships. As it ...

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8 Reasons ‘Female Viagra’ is Floundering

Widely touted as the long-awaited answer to demands for a medication to reinvigorate female sexual desire, Addyi has thus far proved to be a major disappointment. After a hard-fought battle for Food and Drug Administration approval, the prescription medication first went on sale in the United States in October 2015. More than 18 months later, sales have been significantly lower ...

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Valeant to Relaunch Addyi: Can ‘Female Viagra’ Catch On This Time?

Expectations were high in October 2015 when Addyi, the first drug developed to reignite the flame of sexual desire in women, hit the market. After a bruising fight to win approval for the medication, many observers felt the sky was the limit for the new drug, somewhat misleadingly dubbed “female Viagra” by some. The reality has been much different. Sales ...

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Women Just Want a Pill That Makes Sex More Fun, Study Shows

Angry that the FDA approved a number of prescription medications to help men overcome erectile dysfunction, millions of women and female health organizations lobbied tirelessly for FDA approval of Addyi, the first drug said to treat low sexual desire in women. Their efforts finally paid off in August 2015 when the U.S. drug regulatory agency finally gave the nod — ...

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8 Facts You Should Know About Generic Drugs

Generic medications account for 80 to 90 percent of the prescriptions filled in the United States each year. Less expensive than the brand-name drugs for which they are alternatives, generics save American consumers an estimated $4 billion a week, according to the Association for Accessible Medicines, formerly known as the Generic Pharmaceutical Association. While almost all Americans are aware that ...

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How Much Should I Spend on ED Drugs?

Men suffering from erectile dysfunction face a daunting challenge when it comes to budgeting for the ED drugs they’ll need to engage in sexual activity. Their spending for these medications depends entirely upon the projected frequency of sexual activity per week, month, and year. The frequency of sex varies widely based on the age and relationship of the couples involved. ...

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More Proof That Herbal Viagra Just Doesn’t Measure Up

At first glance, herbal remedies would seem to have a lot going for them. Instead of harsh chemical compounds, these supplements purportedly rely on natural plant-based materials that herbalists have found to be effective in treating a wide array of human ills, including erectile dysfunction. And as a general rule, they’re far cheaper than prescription medications. So much for superficial ...

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Who’s Making Generic Viagra?

Generic Viagra, scheduled to hit the U.S. market in late 2017, may bear little, if any, resemblance to Pfizer’s iconic little blue pill, but it should work just as well as the original. In the closing days of December 2017, nearly 20 years after Pfizer first introduced Viagra on the American market, a generic formulation of the popular drug will ...

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Viagra Could Be the Answer for Rare Condition Among Pregnant Women

Viagra has become a household word, synonymous with relief from erectile dysfunction in men. But this drug, whose reputation is inextricably bound up with sexuality, is proving to have countless potential uses for a range of medical conditions. While Viagra has helped millions of men cope effectively with erectile dysfunction, it isn’t hormonal and doesn’t directly cause sexual arousal. Viagra ...

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