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Natural supplements may be popular, but they can have dangerous side effects when they include prescription drugs. Oleksandr Zamuruiev/Shutterstock.com

Beware of natural supplements for sex gain and weight loss

Men who can't take drugs for erectile dysfunction and overweight people who can't lose weight sometimes turn to natural supplements, thinking they are safe. Many times, they are not.
There is a lack of information on medications for pregnant women because many clinical trials specifically exclude pregnant women. From shutterstock.com

Why researchers are testing Viagra for women during pregnancy

A new wave of research is looking at how drugs we're already familiar with can be used in prenancy to improve outcomes for unborn babies.
Viagra was discovered by accident when participants in a study looking at a treatment for high blood pressure reported an interesting side effect. Felix E Guerrero/Flickr

Weekly dose: the hard facts on Viagra

Viagra is one brand name of a drug that is used to treat the inability to get, and maintain, an erection.
Harder times ahead for Pfizer as Viagra patents end. Flickr/kosare

End of an era for Viagra as rivals get ready to raid market

Those for whom Viagra is indispensable might be a little surprised that the ubiquitous blue, diamond-shaped pill was a chance discovery by a group of research pharmaceutical chemists at Pfizer’s research…
Repositioning a drug affords pharmaceutical companies the opportunity to enhance the return on their initial investment. bitzi/flickr

Teaching old drugs new tricks: why companies reposition medicines

Many pharmaceutical companies are having to re-examine their product portfolio because of the difficult economic climate. New uses for established drugs affords a way for these companies to maximise financial…
Imagine a world where spam didn’t exist. It isn’t hard to do. AJC1

You’ve got mail – how to stop spam and reduce cyber crime

We’ve all received them: emails offering special prices on Viagra, offering fortunes we didn’t know we had, offering links to fantastic websites we simply must visit right away. Annoying as! But the technology…

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