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A generic drug that works just like Viagra may carry the same risks

The Inquisitr encourages men who might be tempted by the discounted prices of online pharmacies selling “generic” Viagra to consider purchasing generic Revatio instead. The site explains that a legal version of generic Viagra is not available in the United States and won’t be until December of 2017. At that time, Teva, which is the only company approved by the FDA to make and sell generic Viagra, known as sildenafil citrate, will begin selling the drug in the U.S.; it has already been selling it in Europe since 2013. In the meantime, drugs purporting to be generic Viagra are often ... Read More

Large-scale screening for melanoma is feasible and increases detection of thinner melanomas, study finds

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation an estimated 9,730 people will die of melanoma in 2017. Although it accounts for less than one percent of skin cancer cases, it is the most deadly form of skin cancer. If it isn’t caught early, melanoma can spread rapidly throughout the body and is much more difficult to treat. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh published in February in JAMA Oncology the results of an evaluation of the feasibility and success of population-based skin cancer screening. They promoted and offered full-body skin examination (FBSE) screenings for patients age 35 or older during their ... Read More

Certain sexual enhancement supplements contain hidden drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that two dietary supplements sold as sexual enhancement products contain a hidden drug ingredient that can be harmful to certain individuals. The supplements – Ginseng for Reinforcing Kidney and Goldreallas Original – both contain undeclared sildenafil, the active ingredient in the FDA-approved prescription drug Viagra, used to treat erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heat disease often take nitrates, the FDA warned. Consumers are being ... Read More

Student advocate shares her battle with the deadliest form of skin cancer

“If I would have taken precautions or been educated I might not be in this situation I am now,” said Carson Smith, junior at Auburn University in an interview with the Auburn Plainsman. From Mobile, Alabama, Smith spent her childhood and youth at home in the coastal sun and used tanning beds almost daily for three years prior to being diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. She had believed that skin cancer was easily treatable and something that concerned older people. At only 19, after noticing a mole that was growing darker, and being prompted by a ... Read More

FDA warning: Hidden drug found in sexual enhancement supplements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use certain dietary supplements marketed and sold for sexual enhancement at retail stores and on various websites, including www.groupon.com, because they contain a hidden drug ingredient that can be dangerous to some individuals. The warning applies to Shenjingpian, Old Chinese, and Goldreallas XXX. A laboratory analysis confirmed that the products contain sildenafil, the active ingredient in the FDA-approved prescription drug Viagra, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction. This undeclared ingredient may interact with some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men ... Read More

Death rates and lifetime risk of melanoma rising in US, study says

A recent study published as a research letter in JAMA Dermatology reports that the most deadly form of skin cancer is on the rise in the US. Melanoma rates have been steadily increasing over the past two decades, according to researchers. “We wanted to provide an update on the incidence and lifetime risk of developing melanoma so doctors can incorporate it into their daily practices. For internists, it might make them more likely to do a full body scan or to recommend a patient to a dermatologist,” study co-author Dr. Alex Glazer, with the National Society for Cutaneous Medicine in ... Read More

Several dietary supplements promoted for sexual enhancement contain Viagra drug ingredient

On Dec. 22, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued 14 Public Notifications regarding dietary supplements identified during an investigation of international mail shipments of sexual enhancement products that contain hidden doses of sildenafil, the drug ingredient in the prescription erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra. The FDA is urging consumers not to use these tainted products because they can be harmful to some consumers, such as those who take nitrates, because it could result in dangerously low blood pressure. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease often take nitrates. The products identified as containing hidden Viagra include: ... Read More

FDA warning: Power Male Sexual Stimulant contains hidden drug ingredient

Consumers should not purchase or use Power Male Sexual Stimulant, a dietary supplement promoted for sexual enhancement, because it contains hidden drug ingredients that may be harmful, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned. Power Male Sexual Stimulant was identified by the FDA during an examination of international mail shipments. An FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that the supplement contains sildenafil, the active ingredient in the prescription erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Sildenafil can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or ... Read More

Many sex enhancement supplements are too good to be true; beware hidden risks

The week before Christmas the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released 14 public notifications about sex enhancement supplements that were tainted with hidden active ingredients, specifically undeclared sildenafil, which is the active ingredient in Viagra. According to Vocativ, before issuing these 14 notifications the FDA had already posted 33 other warnings about tainted sexual enhancement products in 2016. Caught in a routine inspection by the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs when the drugs were shipped from overseas, these are likely only a tiny fraction of similarly misrepresented products. The agency isn’t able to test all products on the market ... Read More

Cialis melanoma lawsuits added to Viagra MDL

The Daily Hornet reports that Cialis lawsuits have now been centralized in federal court along with the nearly 250 lawsuits against Viagra already in multidistrict litigation (MDL) under U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in the Northern District of California. Multidistrict litigation consolidates similar suits that have been filed in federal courts across the country to improve efficiency and allow lawyers to coordinate testimony, trials, and settlements. Both erectile dysfunction drugs are PDE5 inhibitors, which have been found by studies to increase risk of melanoma. The Daily Hornet explains how researchers, knowing that many melanomas naturally inhibit PDE5 and that those ... Read More