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10 years of Viagra: What the blue pill couldn't cureupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 17:41:00

Before middle-aged men started singing "Viva Viagra" in TV ads, before former Sen. Bob Dole appeared in its commercials in the '90s, before the blue pill with a funny name entered the public lexicon, impotence was hush-hush.

Five symptoms men shouldn't ignoreupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 17:17:00

Ask doctors if their male patients ignore big and obvious health symptoms, and they'll respond with laughter -- huge peals and guffaws.

CNNMoney: Erectile dysfunction drugs may harm hearingupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 09:43:00

Men taking any of the three erectile dysfunction drugs - Viagra, Levitra or Cialis - or the blood pressure medication Revatio may be at increased risk for sudden hearing loss, prompting Food and Drug Administration officials to require label changes by the manufacturer.

Impotence drugs may increase risk for sudden hearing loss updated: Thu Oct 18 2007 22:34:00

Men taking any of three erectile dysfunction drugs -- Viagra, Levitra or Cialis -- may be at increased risk for sudden hearing loss, prompting Food and Drug Administration officials to require label changes for the medications.

Viagra boosts feel-good 'love' hormone updated: Fri Aug 24 2007 08:03:00

Impotence drugs such as Viagra may do more than help men physically have sex -- they may also boost levels of a hormone linked with feelings of love, U.S. researchers reported Thursday.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Jan 26 2006 15:12:00

Drug safety questioned

CNNMoney: Lilly's sex drug sales jump in 2005updated: Fri Jan 20 2006 11:31:00

Sales for Lilly's anti-impotence drug grew dramatically in 2005, but Cialis' future and that of competing sexual dysfunction drugs remains uncertain.

CNNMoney: Sex dysfunction drugs: Nowhere to grow?updated: Thu Jan 05 2006 09:04:00

The glory days of sexual dysfunction drugs may have come and gone

'Robots helped treat my prostate cancer'updated: Fri Dec 02 2005 11:52:00

John Fox was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago. After researching different treatments on the Internet, he elected to have laproscopic radical prostatectomy surgery -- a procedure less intrusive than traditional treatments. Here is his story:

CNNMoney: Biotech soars on nasal spray aphrodisiacupdated: Tue Nov 15 2005 14:47:00

Shares in Palatin Technologies Inc. jumped over 20 percent Tuesday after the biotech company's new nasal spray aphrodisiac appeared in TV news and magazine reports.

CNNMoney: Viagra as heart attack preventionupdated: Tue Oct 25 2005 16:17:00

Scientists from Johns Hopkins University have discovered that Viagra, Pfizer's treatment for erectile dysfunction, could also be used to reduce stress that can lead to heart attacks.

CNNMoney: Impotence cream on the horizon?updated: Thu Aug 11 2005 06:44:00

Since Pfizer launched Viagra back in 1999, patients have gotten used to the idea of popping pills to make impotence go away. But what would they think of a skin cream that treats erectile dysfunction?

House votes to ban Medicare, Medicaid payments for Viagra-type drugsupdated: Fri Jun 24 2005 14:29:00

The House voted overwhelmingly Friday to ban Medicare and Medicaid from paying for erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra.

CNNMoney: 2nd use OK'd for Viagra-based drugupdated: Mon Jun 06 2005 09:21:00

The Food and Drug Administration approved Revatio, a treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension that uses the same active ingredient as Viagra, said Pfizer Inc. on Monday.

Viagra vision link raises red flagupdated: Sun May 29 2005 23:24:00

U.S. health officials are investigating reports that some men who use Viagra and other impotence drugs are getting a rare form of blindness.

CNNMoney: Pfizer may change Viagra labelupdated: Fri May 27 2005 09:25:00

Pfizer is in talks with the Food and Drug Administration to update the label on Viagra, its blockbuster treatment for sexual dysfunction, to reflect cases of vision loss in a small number of patients, the company said Friday.

Sex offenders get Viagra paid for by Medicaidupdated: Mon May 23 2005 01:23:00

New York's comptroller urged the nation's top health official Sunday to ban high-risk sex offenders and convicted rapists from receiving Viagra paid for by Medicaid.

Doctors arrested for drug favorsupdated: Thu May 05 2005 12:58:00

Three doctors from the Westchester suburbs of New York City allegedly provided mob figures with erectile dysfunction drugs in exchange for various favors, the FBI said Thursday.

Viagra fallsupdated: Mon Feb 14 2005 15:49:00

In 1999, when Elizabeth Dole launched her improbable campaign for president, political satirist Mark Russell used a reference to former Sen. Bob Dole's work as a TV pitchman for a new sexual performance prescription drug to explain what made Elizabeth run.

CNNMoney: Viagra's lureupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 10:18:00

In an effort to hold its market share in the increasingly competitive erectile dysfunction (ED) market, Pfizer is now offering a free Viagra prescription after users buy the first six.

CNNMoney: Stocks to watch Wednesdayupdated: Tue Feb 03 2004 16:41:00

Investors will watch to see whether Cisco Systems' financial results will revive or dampen market sentiments Wednesday after all three major Wall Street indexes finished nearly unchanged Tuesday.

CNNMoney: PETA's impotence ad a no-no with CBSupdated: Thu Jan 15 2004 14:13:00

This is PETA's Super Bowl ad pitch to CBS: Two scantily clad women try to seduce a pizza man but discover that he can't deliver "the goods". CBS rejected the ad. PETA says the network isn't playing fair.

Fortune: The Perfect Mix For Your Portfolio Patent expirations, political pressures, and a Medicare reform bill hupdated: Mon Dec 22 2003 00:01:00

Science geeks may debate the exact beginning of the New Millennium. Was it Jan. 1, 2000, or a year later, in 2001? Drug company investors, though, have no doubt when the new era commenced. On the f...

Fortune: Taking On Viagra To unseat the famed "Pfizer riser," Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline aim to raise the, er, consciousness of millions oupdated: Mon Jun 09 2003 00:01:00

It's somewhat disconcerting that Nancy K. Bryan knows more about how men regard their penises than any woman--no, any person--I've ever met. She's sitting across from me, dressed in what looks like...

Fortune: Is Nasal Viagra a Reason To Get Excited?updated: Mon Feb 18 2002 00:01:00

Bob Dole needs a new job. After being fired by Viagra for being too old, the first ambassador of erectile dysfunction may now be in luck: A barrage of new impotence treatments are expected to hit p...

Fortune: Ricardo Semler President, Semco SAupdated: Mon Nov 26 2001 00:01:00

At Semler's manufacturing company in Sao Paulo, financial data are shared with all employees, 30% of employees determine their own salaries, and self-managed teams replace hierarchy. He told the st...

Fortune: Gauging Impotence-Drug Risksupdated: Mon Jul 06 1998 00:01:00

To judge from the recent flurry of stories linking the impotence drug Viagra to heart attacks, you'd think some dark agent of death had come among us. But it's actually surprising that more Viagra-...

Fortune: The Selling of Impotence Impotence is a much bigger problem than doctors used to think, and new pills are on the way to treat itupdated: Mon Mar 16 1998 00:01:00

A new chapter in the history of impotence began in 1983, when a 57-year-old British physician named Giles Brindley stepped from behind the lectern at a Las Vegas medical conference, dropped his pan...


Treatment for impotence used to be almost as uncomfortable and embarrassing as the ailment itself. But then Vivus arrived on the scene. This upstart Menlo Park, California, company recently introdu...

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