ED is on the rise – stats prove cases have more than doubled in the last decade.

In 2006, 1,042,431 prescriptions were dispensed for Viagra (Sildenafil) compared to 2,958,199 prescriptions dispensed in 2016. In recent years there has been an increase seen in males who are otherwise healthy, but are suffering from a sexual dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature ejaculation (PE)…

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EMA Reviews Effectiveness of Morning-After Pill for Overweight Women

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is reviewing emergency contraceptives to examine whether they are less effective in overweight women. The EMA is assessing whether increased body weight and body mass index reduce the effectiveness of levonorgestrel (Levonelle) and ulipristal (ellaOne), following a request from the…

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MHRA Downplays Fears Over Additives in Children’s Medicines

The MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, has downplayed calls for a ban on e-numbers in children’s medication, highlighting that many common foods contain much higher quantities of the same additives. Manufacturers must justify using additives before a medicine licence is granted, the medicines…

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