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  1. Drugmaker Pulls Impotence Drug out of FDA Approval Process

    June 30, 2000 (Washington) -- Of the 30 million American men suffering from erectile dysfunction, those expecting to have an alternative to Viagra soon will now have to wait. The approval application for the erectile dysfunction drug Uprima (apomorphine) was withdrawn by its maker Friday -- just day

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  2. Should Insurance Cover Viagra?

    June 19, 2000 -- A dollar spent on Viagra is spent just as efficiently as a dollar spent on kidney dialysis, a new study shows. Experts agree that the math is right, but whether it justifies insurance coverage for the male potency drug is a bone of contention. "There is a significant loss of quality

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  3. Herbal Impotence Pills Get Some Scientific Scrutiny

    May 16, 2000 -- They used to be advertised on the backs of muscle magazines, but ever since the huge popularity of Viagra, makers of herbal supplements for impotence have been touting their products on TV, radio, and the Internet. Some have even given their products names somewhat reminiscent of Via

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  4. Impotence Gets 'Needled' in Acupuncture Study

    May 5, 2000 (Atlanta) -- Acupuncture has been used to treat people in the Far East for thousands of years, so it may strike some people as amusing that it is being studied in the West as a potentially "new" treatment for everything from back pain to depression. According to some Austrian scientists,

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  5. Impotence Drugs in the Spotlight -- for Different Reasons

    May 2, 2000 (Atlanta) -- One of the major concerns about Viagra is whether the impotence drug is suitable for patients with heart disease. And those taking drugs known as nitrates for heart conditions already are warned not to use the distinctive blue pills. Now another treatment for impotence has b

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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