The venom of the Brazillian wandering spider may lead to the development of new drugs to treat erectile dysfunction.  A bite from the spider (Phoneutria nigriventer) are intensly painful and cause priapism, a dangereous and painful erection that may last for several hours. [click to continue…]


What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is a condition characterized by an inability to achieve or maintain an erection and perform sexually. Often ED is a result of aging, and a man in his 60s is four times more likely to develop the condition than a man in his 40s. Other causes can include medications, nerve disorders, diabetes, lifestyle factors, heart problems and psychological disorders. Whatever the cause, erectile dysfunction can take its toll on relationships and chip away at a man’s confidence. [click to continue…]


American Medical Systems, a provider of penile implants, announced the launch of a consumer friendly website designed to help men and their partners learn how implants can restore sexual function to men suffering with erectile dysfunction. [click to continue…]


Vivus, Inc. reports that diabetic patients treated with Avanafil experienced significant improvement in erectile function. Dr. Irwin Goldstein, Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA, presented the results of the study at the 47th European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. [click to continue…]


According to, Rambam Health Care Campus, located in Israel, has begun a Phase III clinical trial to test the use of a wider focus probe to apply shock waves to the penis. In an earlier study, low-intensity extracorporeal shock waves (LI-ESWT) applied to the penis showed promise as a possible cure for erectile dysfunction. [click to continue…]


FDA Approves New Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

by admin on September 6, 2011

Vivus, Inc. AvanafilThe FDA approved Avanafil, a possible new medication for the treatment of ED.  However, sales to the public are on hold pending final review by the FDA. [click to continue…]


Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the company currently testing the drug Zoraxel, has been granted a patent for “Neurotherapeutic treatment for sexual dysfunction.”  The patent covers a method of treating erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation in men, as well as enhancing libido in women. [click to continue…]


Rexahn's ZoraxelRexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is testing Zoraxel™ a drug that promises to treat erectile dysfunction in a new way. Rather than increasing blood flow to the penis, Zoraxel targets the sexual activity regions in the brain. According to Rexhan, the drug enhances serotonin and dopamine which, in turn, enhance the three levels of male sexual activity: arousal, erection and release. It sounds like they are saying that it makes men really, really horny. [click to continue…]


Shockwave Therapy Treats ED

Shockwaves applied to the penis

There are many different treatments available for erectile dysfunction, from medications to penile pumps. These treatments can make the condition manageable, but they are not a cure for ED. They control the symptoms of ED temporarily, but without the regular use of treatment, the symptoms of the condition return as the treatments have no long-term effect on the ability to maintain an erection. There are surgical procedures that are used for treatment of erectile dysfunction in rare cases, but they are invasive and require the use of permanent penile implants that simulate erections rather than curing the erectile dysfunction itself. A recently developed technique, as described in the journal European Urology, shows promise for actually curing the condition once and for all. This treatment is known as low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LI-ESWT). [click to continue…]


Erectile Dysfunction? A Little Dab’ll Do Ya

by admin on August 22, 2011

Apparently, you can teach an old drug new tricks. A San Diego pharmaceutical company, Apricus Bio, has taken an old ED drug known as alprostadil and combined it with Vitaros’ high absorption molecules creating a fast acting topical solution. [click to continue…]