PDE5 inhibitors http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/63851/all en Argentina begins doling out free 'Viagra' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130808/argentina-begins-doling-out-free-viagra <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Argentina has begun distributing a free state-produced version of the erection-boosting drug Viagra for the first time, in a move intended to curb its misuse. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentina has begun distributing a free state-produced version of the erection-boosting drug Viagra for the first time, in a move intended to curb its misuse, health authorities announced Thursday.</p> <p>They said 200,000 doses of sildenafil, better known under the Viagra brand name, is to be distributed free of charge through the public health network of the province of Santa Fe.</p> <p>The drug is being produced in Santa Fe by the state-owned pharmaceutical firm LIFSE, which plans to eventually distributed it nationally.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130808/argentina-begins-doling-out-free-viagra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina Human sexuality Organic chemistry PDE5 inhibitors AFP Thu, 08 Aug 2013 19:03:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5905688 at http://www.globalpost.com Pfizer, Teva reach deal to allow launch of generic Viagra by 2017 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131217/pfizer-teva-reach-deal-allow-launch-generic-viagra-2017 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pfizer Inc. has reached a settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals that allows the generic drugmaker to launch a copycat version of its popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra in 2017.</p> <p>Pfizer said Tuesday that Teva will pay an undisclosed royalty for a license to produce a generic version of Viagra, one of New York-based Pfizer's bestselling drugs. Viagra generated about $1.14 billion in U.S. sales last year and more than $2 billion worldwide.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131217/pfizer-teva-reach-deal-allow-launch-generic-viagra-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lactams Organic chemistry PDE5 inhibitors Pfizer Inc The Canadian Press Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:19:43 +0000 The Canadian Press 6022692 at http://www.globalpost.com Cholesterol drugs aid erectile function http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140329/cholesterol-drugs-aid-erectile-function <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Men with erectile dysfunction may see improvements in their sexual ability while taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to research out Saturday.</p> <p>In the study presented at the American College of Cardiology conference, experts performed a meta-analysis on 11 previous randomized, controlled studies on erectile dysfunction and statins.</p> <p>In them, men answered survey questions that scored their sexual ability on a five-point scale.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140329/cholesterol-drugs-aid-erectile-function" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Health Organic chemistry PDE5 inhibitors AFP Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:06:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6108386 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese man detained for selling "Viagra liquor" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140817/chinese-man-detained-selling-viagra-liquor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WUHAN, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese businessman has been detained for adding a drug for treating erectile dysfunction to Chinese white liquor, or baijiu, in order to profit, local police said Sunday.</p> <p>The suspect, surnamed Huang, an owner of a liquor factory from Jianshi County in central China's Hubei Province, bought a kilogram of sildenafil from a website in January and began to add it to baijiu at his factory starting in February, according to the Jianshi police.</p> <p>Sildenafil is a major chemical component of medicines for treating impotence such as Viagra.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140817/chinese-man-detained-selling-viagra-liquor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chemistry Organic chemistry PDE5 inhibitors Technology Xinhua News Agency Sun, 17 Aug 2014 08:20:15 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6233605 at http://www.globalpost.com