Cialis One Step Closer To Being Available Over The Counter

Cialis One Step Closer To Being Available Over The Counter

Good news for couples who enjoy holding hands while sitting outside in separate tubs that have no attached plumbing — the makers of Cialis are going to ask federal regulators to consider an over-the-counter version of the popular erectile dysfunction drug. [More]

The Secret To These “African Black Ant” Pills Isn’t Black Ants, It’s Viagra

The Secret To These “African Black Ant” Pills Isn’t Black Ants, It’s Viagra

There’s a reason that, after centuries of homemade potency potions that fell flat, the world went crazy for drugs like Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil). It’s because they apparently work. So it’s no surprise that companies may be trying to mix these prescription drugs into their “dietary supplements” and hope that no one actually tests them. [More]

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Pfizer To Sell Viagra Direct To Consumers Online, Not Through Spam Messages

Do you want all of the ease of ordering Viagra online, with none of the risk that you’re helping support a global spam empire? Soon, you may be in luck! Sort of. Pfizer, makers of Viagra, announced recently that they plan to sell the famed erectile-dysfunction drug directly to consumers, instead of to pharmacies through wholesalers. [More]

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Viagra Can Work Wonders On Flower Stems’ Stamina Just Like, Well, You Know

If you managed to get adecent bouquet of healthy, thriving flowers (unlike many of our readers and all these people on Twitter) give yourself a pat on the back. Now, how can you keep your stems firm, your petals blossoming and infuse those stamens with stamina? That same magic blue pill also likely popular on Valentine’s Day, Viagra. [More]

Using Viagra When You Don’t Need It Could Make You Psychologically Dependent On It

Using Viagra When You Don’t Need It Could Make You Psychologically Dependent On It

Many moons ago, when Viagra first came on the market, I had a co-worker who went through those pills like they were breath mints, in spite of not actually needing them. And he’s not alone, as untold number of men without erectile dysfunction use the drug recreationally, believing it enhances their lovemaking prowess. But the results of a new study claim that all the pill-popping may lead users to second-guess their erectile ability. [More]

Maker Of OxyContin Believes Children Are The Future (For Extending Its Patent)

Maker Of OxyContin Believes Children Are The Future (For Extending Its Patent)

The company that makes OxyContin has a good thing going, with lots of free PR from shows like Intervention and Justified and no exact generic equivalent to undercut its market share. But there are dark clouds on the horizon for the OxyContin brand, as its patent is set to expire in April. Now, in a ploy to extend that patent, the Oxy folks are going through the motions of pretending they actually care whether or not children can take the drug safely. [More]

Get Your Viagra And Xanax From A Soda Machine

Get Your Viagra And Xanax From A Soda Machine

Our TV shows, magazines, and outdoor spaces are already inundated with ads and marketing for prescription medications, so why shouldn’t we be able to get them from a vending machine? [More]

It Takes 12.5 Million Spams To Sell $100 Of Viagra

It Takes 12.5 Million Spams To Sell $100 Of Viagra

Considering how insistent and persistent the emails are, you would think there was big bucks in pushing pills that increase the flow of blood to one’s penis for an extended period of time. That may be true, but only because the costs of spam advertising are so low, as revealed by this nugget in a New York Times article that reveals it takes 12.5 million spam emails just to sell $100 worth of Viagra. [More]

Microsoft And Feds Take Down World's Largest Spam Botnet

Microsoft And Feds Take Down World's Largest Spam Botnet

Your inbox might feel a little empty for a while because Microsoft and the Feds have taken down the world’s largest botnet, “Rustock,” estimated to have infected over 1 million computers worldwide. [More]

FDA Issues Recall For Duro Extend Capsules For Containing
Ingredient That Might Actually Work

FDA Issues Recall For Duro Extend Capsules For Containing Ingredient That Might Actually Work

It’s one thing to market a pill for “male enhancement” that doesn’t work; it’s another to market one that might and not tell customers about the ingredient that could be causing it to work. Just ask the folks behind those Duro Extend Capsules For Men, who have issued a recall after the FDA found they contain Sulfoaidenafil, an analogue of sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra. [More]

Kiddie Viagra Could Earn Patent Extension For Pfizer

Kiddie Viagra Could Earn Patent Extension For Pfizer

Viagra for kids? That sounds… well, wrong. But apparently, low doses of the erectile dysfunction drug can help children stricken by a rare lung disorder. It could also earn Pfizer a six-month extension on the patent for its blue-chip brand. [More]

Viagra, Cialis Users Too Busy Doin' It To Use Condoms

Viagra, Cialis Users Too Busy Doin' It To Use Condoms

Judging by the Viagra and Cialis ads on TV, users of these drugs spend their time playing novelty covers of “Viva Las Vegas” in the garage with their buddies or taking baths outdoors with their wives in separate claw-foot tubs. But no, apparently men take these pills so they can have sex, which they’re doing a lot of; oh, and they’re also catching a lot of STDs. [More]

Female Answer To Viagra Just Can't Stand Up To Testing Says FDA

Female Answer To Viagra Just Can't Stand Up To Testing Says FDA

Sad news for the world of gettin-it-on today: A drug that had been intended as a female analog to Viagra has not only not shown promise in tests, but has actually demonstrated some quite non-sexy side effects. [More]

Boner Drug Ads To Run Exclusively During Programs Targeted To Adults?

Boner Drug Ads To Run Exclusively During Programs Targeted To Adults?

Tired of your kids asking you what “erectile dysfunction” is? You’re not alone.

FTC Busts Giant Spam Operation, Enlarges Penis

FTC Busts Giant Spam Operation, Enlarges Penis

As part of their inquiry, FTC staff made undercover purchases from the sites. No one asked the clandestine buyers to provide verification of a prescription and the shipped drugs did not include doctors’ instructions or dosage information, officials said.

FDA Warning: Chinese "Health Supplements" Contain Undeclared Sildenafil

FDA Warning: Chinese "Health Supplements" Contain Undeclared Sildenafil

Today the FDA announced that a group of Chinese “health supplements” from Puerto Rican-based Shangai Distributor, Inc., contain undeclared sildenafil, the active drug in Viagra, and are therefore illegal. The supplements are named Super Shangai, Shangai Ultra, Shangai Ultra X, Lady Shangai, and (perhaps the best name of the product line) Strong Testis. Shangai Regular, also known as Shangai Chaojimengnan, was found to have “an unapproved substance with a structure similar to sildenafil that may cause similar side effects and drug interactions,” and is therefore also included on the warning list.

FDA Requiring Hearing Loss Warnings On Viagra, Cialis, Levitra

FDA Requiring Hearing Loss Warnings On Viagra, Cialis, Levitra

Stop doing that or you’ll go deaf! That’s the new warning (sort of) the FDA will require on popular anti-impotence drugs, spurred after a published report of a man who suffered sudden hearing loss after taking Viagra. The FDA took a look at side effect data and found 29 cases since 1996 where men suffered from similar hearing loss after taking one of the three drugs. “In two thirds of the cases, the hearing loss was ongoing, the agency said.” A drug to treat pulmonary hypertension, Revatio, will also receive the warning because it contains the same ingredient as Viagra.

Impotence Ads Air Alongside Kids' Shows

Impotence Ads Air Alongside Kids' Shows

    “In December alone, an ad for impotence drug Viagra aired at around 9 p.m. during “Prancer,” a G-rated movie about a young girl who nurses one of Santa’s reindeers back to health; another spot for rival medicine Levitra appeared during an afternoon showing of the comedy “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure;” and another for Cialis graced an early-evening presentation of the holiday classic “Miracle on 34th Street.”