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  1. Erectile Dysfunction: When Viagra Doesn't Work

    April 10, 2000 (Mill Valley, Calif.) -- In his early 40s, Ron Hanson was too young to be having trouble getting and sustaining erections. But like many men, he was too embarrassed at first to talk about the problem. Hanson (not his real name) waited seven years to see a urologist. By the time he spo

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  2. New Drug for Male Impotence Backed by FDA Experts

    April 10, 2000 (Washington) -- If Viagra fails to do the trick, you may soon be able to try Uprima, a proposed new treatment for erectile dysfunction. That is because a committee of experts recommended Monday that the FDA proceed with Uprima's approval. The final decision will be made sometime in Ju

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  3. If Approved, New Impotence Drug Could Aid Men But Give FDA a Headache

    April 7, 2000 (Washington) -- Talk about being between the proverbial rock and a hard place: On April 10, an FDA advisory committee will publicly review data for a new drug that -- if approved by the agency -- may help a lot of American men with erectile dysfunction. But it will give FDA staff a hea

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  4. Viagra Linked to 522 Deaths

    March 14, 2000 (Anaheim, Calif.) -- New research shows that 522 patients have died while taking Viagra (sildenafil) in the first year the drug was on the market. Since its introduction in March of 1998, more than 12 million prescriptions of the blockbuster treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) hav

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  5. Are Patient Reports the Best Tool to Diagnose Impotence?

    Jan. 7, 2000 (Indianapolis) -- Treatments for many disorders can be very expensive, and if there are no useful objective tests, it may be difficult to convince insurance companies to pay for it based upon the subjective views of the patient. An article in the January edition of The Journal of Urolog

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  6. Viagra Useful for Impotence Following Prostate Surgery

    Nov. 30, 1999 (Washington) -- Men with prostate cancer who have their prostate removed are usually free of cancer, but the procedure often comes with a cost -- impotence. A new study, however, shows that Viagra (sildenafil), the popular medication for erectile dysfunction, can restore impotency lost

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  7. Topical Gel Seen as Effective New Treatment for Impotence

    Nov. 2, 1999 (New York) -- A gel applied to the penis may be able to help some impotent men achieve an erection, according to a study in a recent issue of the Journal of Urology. However, many users experienced an uncomfortable sensation and the potential effects of the gel on female partners is unk

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  8. Viagra May Help Fight Heart Failure

    Oct. 8, 1999 (Atlanta) -- Viagra may soon be able to improve matters of the heart in more ways than one. Two new studies presented recently at the Third Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America in San Francisco show that the impotence drug's ability to enlarge blood vessels

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