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Medical treatments can take years to go from new technique to standard therapy

Published: April 2, 2015

Medical treatments can take years to go from new technique to standard therapy.​ In 1747 James Lind showed that lime juice prevented the scurvy ravaging the British Navy, but it took 48 years to put limes in sailor’s rations. Erectile dysfunction now shows a similar delay. Good drugs to treat it have been around 19 years. In 1996 alprostadil proved read more »

Some Startling Statistics About ED

Published: July 30, 2013

Erectile Dysfunction is, for the most part, going untreated! A recent evaluation done by NorthShore University Health System Evanston, Illinois based insurance claims has uncovered a starling fact – 75% of men diagnosed with erectile dysfunction do not get treated. To be classified as “treated” in this study a patient needed to have filled a prescription read more »

The Business of Testosterone

Published: May 11, 2012

“Surge in testosterone treatments raises alarm” That headline on a Bloomberg News item grabbed my attention. The first paragraph of the piece got right to the point. Noted author Shannon Pettypiece (no, that really is her name) “In what may become one of the most sought-after sex enhancement treatments since Viagra 14 years ago, new testosterone read more »

The ED Drug Wars

Published: May 10, 2011

Viagra is going generic in 2012, and a market-fest is warming up. Pills to treat erectile dysfunction have become a 5 billion dollar industry. Not bad considering Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are only three medications currently available. Given that there is plenty of money in effective treatments for one of the ancient scourges of male-kind, it should read more »

America’s Sexual Revolution

Published: November 11, 2010

A large survey on human sexuality indicates that Americans have undergone a second “sexual revolution” over the past two decades. Researchers at Indiana University conducted The National Survey of Sexual Health by interviewing 6,000 people. According to Michael Reece at IU’s Center for Sexual Health Promotion, acts that society once frowned upon, read more »

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