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January 23, 2014

Condom Depot on Wednesday released the list of the World's Best Condoms Awards, naming Okamoto's Crown Skinless Skin the No. 1 ranked condom.

TAMPA, Fla. — Condom Depot on Wednesday released the list of the World's Best Condoms Awards, naming Okamoto's Crown Skinless Skin the No. 1 ranked condom. Okamoto has retained this distinction for 13 years running.  

Rankings No. 2 through 10 included: 

December 26, 2013

Sales of personal lubricants were down 5.2% to $207.5 million in sales for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 6, according to IRI across total U.S. multi-outlets.

Sales of personal lubricants were down 5.2% to $207.5 million in sales for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 6, according to IRI across total U.S. multi-outlets. A big part of that decrease is due to new Food and Drug Administration regulations that require lubricant manufacturers to submit a 501k medical device application for approval.

October 11, 2013

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals will have exclusive rights to market a drug for erectile dysfunction in the United States and Canada, under a new licensing agreement with the drug's manufacturer.

CHESTERBROOK, Pa. — Auxilium Pharmaceuticals will have exclusive rights to market a drug for erectile dysfunction in the United States and Canada, under a new licensing agreement with the drug's manufacturer.

August 23, 2013

Condom brand One is sponsoring a packaging design contest in honor of gay pride, the company said.

BOSTON — Condom brand One is sponsoring a packaging design contest in honor of gay pride, the company said Friday.

The company said it was updating its crowd-sourced wrapper design mix and would accept designs from August 23 through November 23 as part of the One Pride Design Contest.

July 16, 2013

Men who took an erectile dysfunction drug made by Eli Lilly experienced normal erectile function when taking it once a day as opposed to taking erectile dysfunction treatment on an as-needed basis, according to a new study.

INDIANAPOLIS — Men who took an erectile dysfunction drug made by Eli Lilly experienced normal erectile function when taking it once a day as opposed to taking erectile dysfunction treatment on an as-needed basis, according to a new study.

The study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, found a greater percentage of men who had an incomplete response to as-needed treatment with phosphodiesterase type 5, or PDE5 inhibitors, a drug class that includes Lilly's Cialis (tadalafil), compared with those who took Cialis once a day.

June 26, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Mylan have launched generic versions of Pfizer's Viagra in nearly a dozen European countries, the two companies said.

NEW YORK — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Mylan have launched generic versions of Pfizer's Viagra in nearly a dozen European countries, the two companies said.

Teva, based in Jerusalem, announced the launch of generic sildenafil tablets in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Ireland, Austria, Belgium and Denmark. The company already markets generic versions of the erectile dysfunction drug in Spain and Canada.

June 21, 2013

Keeping up with the latest fashion trends can be a daunting task, but there’s one beauty look that is setting the fashion industry on fire — the “flaming femme” eye look.

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Keeping up with the latest fashion trends can be a daunting task, but there’s one beauty look that is setting the fashion industry on fire — the “flaming femme” eye look.

May 7, 2013

According to a recent Prevention survey, 74% of women are interested in knowing more about how their digestive system works, but almost half surveyed believe that digestive health is a taboo subject people are uncomfortable discussing.

CINCINNATI — According to a recent Prevention survey, 74% of women are interested in knowing more about how their digestive system works, but almost half surveyed believe that digestive health is a taboo subject people are uncomfortable discussing.

“This survey clearly shows there are many women across the country who struggle to maintain digestive balance, but they’re a little embarrassed to talk about it,” stated Siobhan O’Connor, executive editor of Prevention and Prevention.com.  

November 28, 2012

PowderWorks has introduced a new facial exfoliant that is powder-based and remains a powder even after it is massaged onto the face, promising to leave skin with a clean feel and no residue buildup.

ATLANTA — PowderWorks has introduced a new facial exfoliant that is powder-based and remains a powder even after it is massaged onto the face, promising to leave skin with a clean feel and no residue buildup.

December 16, 2011

According to an article in the November/December issue of the journal Medical-Surgical Nursing, rates of HIV/AIDS, herpes, syphilis, human papilloma virus and other STDs are climbing steadily across men and women older than 50 years.

PITMAN, N.J. — According to an article in the November/December issue of the journal Medical-Surgical Nursing, rates of HIV/AIDS, herpes, syphilis, human papilloma virus and other STDs are climbing steadily across men and women older than 50 years. 

September 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug made by Vivus for treating erectile dysfunction.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug made by Vivus for treating erectile dysfunction.

Vivus said it expected the Food and Drug Administration to complete its review of the application for avanafil by April 29, 2012.

"We are pleased with FDA's acceptance of our NDA," Vivus president Peter Tam said. "If approved, avanafil could be a valuable treatment alternative for the 18 million men in the United States that suffer from ED."

June 3, 2011

Generic drug maker Watson Labs is hoping to market a generic version of a Pfizer drug for erectile dysfunction.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Generic drug maker Watson Labs is hoping to market a generic version of a Pfizer drug for erectile dysfunction.

Watson announced Thursday that it had filed a regulatory approval application with the Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of Viagra (sildenafil citrate) tablets in 25-mg, 50-mg and 100-mg strengths.

May 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned consumers about a counterfeit product represented as "ExtenZe," which is the name of an authentic dietary supplement for male sexual enhancement.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned consumers about a counterfeit product represented as "ExtenZe," which is the name of an authentic dietary supplement for male sexual enhancement.

The counterfeit product looks similar to the actual product, but either contains tadalafil, or a combination of tadalafil and sildenafil, all active ingredients in FDA-approved prescription medicines for erectile dysfunction.

May 4, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on companies that it accuses of selling fake products for sexually transmitted diseases, the agency said.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on companies that it accuses of selling fake products for sexually transmitted diseases, the agency said.

The FDA said at least 15 products — some sold as dietary supplements — that claim to treat, prevent or cure such STDs as herpes, Chlamydia, genital warts and HIV/AIDS, were being sold online and at some retail stores. Brands include MedaVir, which claims to treat herpes; Gene-Eden, which claims to treat a range of STDs, as well as flu and mononucleosis; and several others.

April 14, 2011

Drug manufacturers are coming up with new versions of their drugs for erectile dysfunction as those drugs’ loss of patent protection and subsequent generic competition draw near, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Drug manufacturers are coming up with new versions of their drugs for erectile dysfunction as those drugs’ loss of patent protection and subsequent generic competition draw near, according to published reports.

March 4, 2011

Freeman Beauty's Feeling Beautiful line is expanding with three new products.

NEW YORK — Freeman Beauty's Feeling Beautiful line is expanding with three new products.

New to the collection are:

  • Feeling Beautiful kiwi and yogurt moisturizing facial cleanser. This creamy facial cleanser gently removes impurities and clears skin without drying it out. Kiwi fruit extract moisturizes and protects skin against free radicals, while the yogurt extract helps smooth skin to improve its overall texture;

March 3, 2011

Long-term use of a class of drugs used to control pain could increase the risk of erectile dysfunction in men, according to a new study.

PASADENA, Calif. — Long-term use of a class of drugs used to control pain could increase the risk of erectile dysfunction in men, according to a new study.

The study, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and published online in the Journal of Urology, found that men who took nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, three times a day for more than three months were 2.4 times as likely to have erectile dysfunction as men who didn’t take the drugs regularly. The study used data from 80,966 men ages 45 to 69 years in California.

February 23, 2011

Biotab Nutraceuticals on Tuesday initiated a voluntary recall of two lots of Extenze nutritional supplement tablets.

MONROVIA, Calif. — Biotab Nutraceuticals on Tuesday initiated a voluntary recall of two lots of Extenze nutritional supplement tablets.

Some packages bearing lot numbers 0709241 and 0509075 are counterfeit products containing undeclared drug ingredients that can pose a serious risk to health, the company stated.

February 15, 2011

It shouldn’t surprise people too much, but pills to treat male impotence tend to see big increases in prescriptions around Valentine’s Day, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — It shouldn’t surprise people too much, but pills to treat male impotence tend to see big increases in prescriptions around Valentine’s Day, according to published reports.

Bloomberg reported that prescriptions of such drugs as Pfizer’s Viagra (sildenafil) and Eli Lilly’s Cialis (tadalafil) are at their highest in the days leading up to the holiday.

December 3, 2010

According to a report in the December 2010 issue of the Harvard Health Letter, Americans are maintaining intimacy through their 60s, 70s and even 80s.

BOSTON — According to a report in the December 2010 issue of the Harvard Health Letter, Americans are maintaining intimacy through their 60s, 70s and even 80s.

The article summed up findings from two surveys investigating intimacy health in older Americans. Indiana University researchers reported earlier this year that 20% to 30% of long-lived Americans are active into their 80s. And a University of Chicago survey originally published in 2007 found that half of Americans continue to engage well into their 70s.

November 21, 2010

Toys continue to dominate wish lists this holiday season, according to a new poll by...

NEW YORK Toys continue to dominate wish lists this holiday season, according to a new poll by Harris Interactive.

Of 3,084 U.S. adults surveyed online between Oct. 11 and 18, 53% of respondents said that they plan to purchase toys as gifts this year. What's more, nearly 3-out-of-4 consumers in a household with children (73%) said they will purchase toys as gifts this year.

 

Topping the toys list this year includes books (43%), video games (32%) and board games (32%). Top gift picks also include:

November 14, 2010

The makers of Zestra held a symposium on Oct. 28 at New York’s Penn Club...

NEW YORK — The makers of Zestra held a symposium on Oct. 28 at New York’s Penn Club to promote the over-the-counter product designed to address women’s sexual dysfunction.

November 10, 2010

A specialty pharmacy provider and a manufacturer will collaborate to provide treatments for erectile dysfunction....

LAKE MARY, Fla. A specialty pharmacy provider and a manufacturer will collaborate to provide treatments for erectile dysfunction.

 

Axium Healthcare Pharmacy and Firma Medical announced the partnership Wednesday where by Axium’s erectile dysfunction line of injectable compounded pharmaceuticals will be marketed to Firma’s physician and patient customers around the country. The companies said the deal would give Axium broader distribution while increasing the number of treatment options for Firma’s customers.

 

October 27, 2010

Sexual dysfunction often is conceived as a male phenomenon, but it frequently affects women as...

NEW YORK Sexual dysfunction often is conceived as a male phenomenon, but it frequently affects women as well, and for a wide variety of reasons.

 

October 24, 2010

Identigene, the first company to bring at-home paternity test kits to retail, recently launched another...

Identigene, the first company to bring at-home paternity test kits to retail, recently launched another trailblazing at-home test kit: Identigene’s STD test.