There's a scandal afoot! And it's extra scandalous because it involves penis pumps and wasted government money.
Apparently Medicare payments for the $338 devices have increased by over 500% within the last decade, but erectile dysfunction may not be to blame
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And not just out of frustration!
There are some men who find it tough to… rise to the occasion. Of sex!
Science has recently discovered that men with erectile dysfunction are 63% more likely to have
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Boner or hearing? Which do U prefer?
Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs have been linked to 47 suspected cases of rapid hearing loss.
That's not good!
A new study, published in the journal The Laryngoscope, said:
"There is increasing evidence that PDE-5 inhibitors may induce sensorineural hearing loss via plausible physiological mechanisms. There needs to be more awareness of this disabling side effect among healthcare professionals responsible for prescribing this drug."
The risk seems VERY low, but it a risk nonetheless. Spokespeople for the drug, however, maintain that reports of a reaction to the drug don't prove that it actually is causing problems.
This news is very alarming, but the amount of people who have experienced these symptoms is so low that more studies are definitely needed before anyone jumps to conclusions.
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It's no secret that not as many men use condoms as they should, but a new condom may change that in the near future.
A condom under the codename CSD500 or the slightly catchier nickname, the "Viagra condom", is near regulatory approval in the U.K. and may be on the market within the year.
While it has no association with Viagra, it does have some similar effects. The condom is lined inside with a vasodilating gel, which increases blood flow to the penis and helps maintain erections.
It's not meant to be used by men with erectile dysfunction, but rather men who have trouble keeping "it" up with a condom on during sexy time.
This could potentially be a HUGE seller and encourage more men to wear condoms because they'll no longer have the excuse, "but I can't feel anything when I wear one!"
The new product is still months away from hitting the European market and even further from the U.S. market because the FDA would need more clinical trial data to approve its use.
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Well, not really, but the Parent Television Council (PTC) is making an extra effort to make sure parents know that Viagra commercials will be showing during CBS’s 60 Minutes, The Mentalist, and The Late Show With David Letterman.
The PTC announced today that they are working with Eli Lily & Co., the maker of Cialis, and Pfizer, the maker of Viagra, to publish their commercial broadcast schedule online, so parents can have the opportunity to avoid the commercials if their kids are in the room.
Said PTC President Tim Winter:
“We are grateful to Lilly and Pfizer for sharing their broadcast television ad buys with us so we can inform our members and the public about where the ads will air. This is an important first step in addressing the concerns many parents have about advertisements for erectile dysfunction drugs."
We’re not totally sure that a kid seeing an erectile dysfunction ad will be scarred for life (especially because a lot of those commercials just feature goofy smiling men), but we’re glad they’re taking precautions for those parents who care!
[Image via AP Images.]
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Although that’s one of the only “enhancing” drugs that he’s against! (Sylvester Stallone has been caught with steroids in the past)
Stallone says that no man should need Viagra or any drug like it if their partner is attractive. “It’s all about your partner, let’s face it,” added Stallone.
While Stallone’s diagnosis of ‘all you need is a hottie to get an erection’ sounds extremely scientific, he’s wrong. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a number of different things, including cardiovascular problems, diabetes, hormonal deficiencies, and more.
Maybe it’s time for Dr. Stallone to hang up his white lab coat, take off his shirt, and go make Rocky 7, or whatever number we’re on.
[Image via PNP/WENN.]
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