Some Gay Men May Be Misusing Viagra

Some Gay Men May Be Misusing Viagra ...


Some Gay Men May Be Misusing Viagra

(PRWEB) January 17, 2005

However, the investigators caution that the men included in the study were all attending a love making resort in northeastern Georgia, and the findings are not representative of trends among all gay men.

U.S. investigators Richard Crosby of the University of Kentucky in Lexington and his co-author R. J. DiClemente found that men in the study who experimented with cocaine and ecstasy were nearly three times more likely to have used Viagra without a prescription in the previous three months. Many obtain free samples of generic viagra and other drugs at websites like ( and ( Nevertheless, the results raise concerns, Crosby and DiClemente write. Taking Viagra may increase the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) because the drug can prolong intimicy and enhance the size of an erection, which increases friction, they note. These are two effects “that could conceivably foster tissue abrasion and therefore increase the odds of STI transmission,” they write in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

To investigate how often men who have intercourse with men use Viagra, the researchers asked visitors to the resort to complete a questionnaire. One hundred and sixty-four men agreed to participate in the study. Men were an average of 40 years old, and mostly white. They reported an average of 10 sex partners during the past three months. Approximately 16 percent of the participants said they had tried non-prescription Viagra during relations in the past 3 months. These finding are reported on ( Among people who also used ecstasy during intercourse, 35 percent said they also used Viagra, compared with only 13 percent of people who did not take ecstasy during intercourse. And 37 percent of cocaine-users also admitted to using Viagra, while only 13 percent of non-users said they had done so. Men were no more likely to try Viagra if they also engaged in risky sexual behaviors such as having five or more partners or having unprotected anal intercourse.

These findings suggest that experts need to educate men about the potential risks of non-prescription use of Viagra, the authors write. Still, sites like ( and ( continue to provide an extremely affordable and effective erection, leaving the risk factor up to the user.


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November 19 Webcast Auction Featuring Lab Equipment from Migenex


November 19 Webcast Auction Featuring Lab Equipment from Migenex

Canton, MA (PRWEB) November 18, 2009

EquipNet is hosting a webcast auction of premium, pre-owned lab equipment. The webcast auction begins at 1:00PM (ET) tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, 2009. Identified as surplus to the ongoing operations at Migenex, the late-model lab equipment is available at a significant cost savings over buying the equivalent, new items directly from the manufacturer.

Currently located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the auction lot includes a variety of lab equipment, including:

В В В В Beckman Allegra X12R Centrifuge
В В В В Beckman System Gold Analytical
В В В В MBI 581 Fraction Collector SF-2120
В В В В Liquid Handling System Biomek 2000
В В В В MBI 940 SpectraMax M5E
В В В В BioCad 700E
В В В В Steris SV 120 Autoclave

To view an entire auction catalog and/or register for tomorrow’s event, visit:

The EquipNet MarketPlaceв„ў at is the world’s largest online venue for buying and selling pre-owned lab equipment, making it the destination of choice for both small and large biotech and pharmaceutical firms looking to save time and money.

“Although we hear that the economy is in recovery, companies are still looking for ways to save money and work smart,” explains Dennis Higgins, EquipNet’s Director of Biotech Sales. “It makes good business sense to purchase pre-owned lab equipment and save a bundle off the price of buying new items.”

About EquipNet

EquipNet is a leading provider of proactive asset management solutions and services to leading corporations in the biotech, pharmaceutical, chemical, and consumer packaged goods industries, such as Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Unilever and many others. EquipNet’s vision is to revolutionize the way companies manage their surplus assets by maximizing financial returns and minimizing the risks associated with idle capital assets. For more information, please visit:


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LeapFrog Small Business Growing, Adding Channel Partners


LeapFrog Small Business Growing, Adding Channel Partners

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) September 13, 2007

Small business website services provider LeapFrog Small Business is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with several regional businesses as Value-Added Resellers. In addition to a partnership with business service provider InsightBusiness, LeapFrog Small Business has contracted with several other businesses in the region to add self-serve business website and online marketing plans to their existing service offerings.

The companies who will be adding LeapFrog Small Business’ system to provide web services for their customers presently offer business services such as commercial printing, graphic design, and computer networking. For these value-added resellers, the addition of website services and online marketing capabilities was a natural extension of their existing business services.

The agreement with InsightBusiness will allow the business services company to add a website building solution as well as online marketing tools such as pay-per-click advertising and email newsletters to their strong complement of business connectivity, video, and hosting services.

According to Amy Warren, InsightBusiness’ Director of Sales, their customers are excited to begin using the new system, which went live in August. “InsightBusiness is committed to providing the best in business services to our customers. We believe that ‘Simple is better,’ and the LeapFrog Small Business solution is a simple way for our customers to market their business on the web.”

Absolute Networking Systems is a computer networking consulting firm. “Our clients have been inquiring about website services for a long time,” said Michael Ross, President and CEO of Absolute Networking Systems. “It’s great that we’ll now be able to meet that need for our customers, without having to hire additional staff or require our existing employees to learn an entirely new discipline.”

Allegra Print & Imaging – East is a direct marketing company. “We perform many marketing functions for our clients, including logo design and brand strategy, print and mailing services,” said Denise Spalding, President of Allegra Print & Imaging – East. “With the LeapFrog Small Business partnership, we can expand those services into the next logical step.”

Baach Creative Services is a communications firm/design studio. “What we really liked about the LeapFrog Small Business solution was that it allows us to add web services while still maintaining control over the work we present to our clients,” said Amy Baach, President. “We can create a quality website, in-house, for our small business clients from start to finish.”

Concept Media, Digital Design & Advertising, and Prather Design are three additional businesses who have signed up as Value-Added Resellers with LeapFrog Small Business.

LeapFrog Small Business expects continued growth throughout the remainder of 2007, as more and more business service companies respond to the demand for small business web solutions. Their unique system, in which users can build and deploy a professional site, and then promote that site on the web via pay-per-click, email newsletters and a user-friendly e-marketing knowledgebase, gives Value-Added Resellers more power and more control with less effort than other solutions.

“I love working with business service providers that can really benefit from a system like this, which allows them to add high-quality small business web services quickly and simply,” said Jay Stewart, Vice President Channel Partners for LeapFrog Small Business. “We are getting such a positive response to our Value-Added Reseller program at the local and regional level that I am excited to see what happens when we launch our national outreach campaigns.”В В В В 

About LeapFrog Small Business

LeapFrog Small Business is committed to delivering unsurpassed, premium web-based solutions that provide world class self-serve and reseller-targeted online marketing capabilities specifically designed to promote small and medium sized businesses. Business owners, marketing directors, as well as resellers and others tasked with a company’s online marketing, can not only quickly, easily, and affordably build a professional quality website, but can also find the tools and resources to promote that site effectively and make it a success.


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Seen advertisers like Cialis?


Seen advertisers like Cialis?

(PRWEB) July 15, 2004

The makers of anti-impotency drug Cialis are throwing another dice in the hefty game of marketing their product. The company is offering free samples of either Viagra or Levitra – their competing products, if the user is not satisfied with the product. ICOS, of Bothell, Washington, developed Cialis and co-markets it with Eli Lilly and Co. of Indianapolis.

This market jinx erupted in front of Lily ICOS after posting a ‘not-so-impressive’ sale across the US market. Cialis still remained the no. 2 drug in the strongly growing market for ED drugs. Recently Cialis overtook Viagra in the number of new prescription for ED problem. But sales are still below the Lily ICOS expectations after spending millions of dollars.

Cialis’ share of total new prescriptions in the Erectile Dysfunction (ED) market has been flat for the past three months and is still No. 2 behind market leader Viagra. Meantime, the entry of Cialis and Levitra — and all the associated marketing and publicity — has not grown the overall ED market to any significant degree. Total prescriptions, new and renewals, for all three ED drugs also are flat.

The free promo by Cialis makers is in a hope that Cialis users “will want to stick with it beyond the free trial,” according to Paul Clark, CEO of ICOS Corp.

While – Cialis is doing excellent business across Internet – coming inches closer towards the sale of Viagra – its major competitor? With excellent promo plans for online sales – a majority of Cialis purchase is through online buyers. Those looking to buy Cialis or needing extra information on the drug can visit – There are some online pharmacies like, who are offering at exceptionally low costs.

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Introducing Effective Alternative for High Cholesterol


Introducing Effective Alternative for High Cholesterol

(PRWEB) September 10, 2004

HERBALmax™ ( ) introduces CHOLESTEROL Formula to help reduce high cholesterol. It is specially designed to focus on the cleansing of the coronary artery. It helps metabolize cholesterol and blood lipid, maintain a healthy heart and lose weight.

A unique formula from other cholesterol herbals, CHOLESTEROL Formula promotes artery cleansing, helps with lowering cholesterol levels and promotes a healthy heart. Because it helps to rid cholesterol and lipids (fats), taken overtime, it promotes weight loss. It improves the heart function and, as a result, improves exercise capacity and tolerance.*

Cholesterol at high levels is very dangerous; it leads to heart disease-America’s number one killer. High cholesterol deposits along the inner lining of the arteries, a condition known as atherosclerosis. This build-up narrows the blood vessels, eventually leading to heart attacks and strokes. According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 104.7 million American adults have borderline-high risk cholesterol levels, of which 37 million are high risk.

Cholesterol levels are affected strongly by eating foods high in saturated fats, and foods containing high levels of cholesterol like eggs, red meat, lard and shrimp. Men have higher risk of heart disease from cholesterol than women. The average American man exceeds the recommended daily cholesterol intake by 20%.*

Ms Geselowitz, a musician says, “I have genetic cholesterol problems, when my cholesterol level reached 237, I was so worried.” She adds, “After I took the HERBALmax™ CHOLESTEROL formula for a few weeks, my cholesterol level dropped to 178.”

Several types of drugs used to treat high cholesterol include Lipitor (Atorvastatin), Zocor and Mevacor. These drugs lower cholesterol by working within the liver. The decision to take drugs for lowering high cholesterol is not taken lightly by doctors. Drugs can run fairly expensive and are usually required for many years or for life with the risk of dangerous side effects such as damage to the liver.

HERBALmax™ CHOLESTEROL Formula works directly on the coronary artery to improve heart function and contains herbs known to improve liver effectiveness. CHOLESTEROL Formula has no side effects. It is available in the U.S. at $ 38.95 for 270 capsules at or by phone at 310-234-9689.

Dr. Zhang is the creator of HERBALmax™. She has spent over 20 years in research and clinical practice developing her formulas. In China, Dr. Zhang is a highly regarded scientist who specialized in herbal pharmacology and traditional Chinese medicine at one of the premiere Traditional Chinese Medical Universities.

She has authored over 30 scientific articles and two books. Her comprehensive textbook, Complete Guide for Identifying and Characterizing Chinese Herbals, was named one of the best scientific books by the Chinese Government in 1992.

Dr. Zhang received First Prize for her research from the Chinese government in 1992. In 1994, she won Best Paper Award from the First World Traditional Medicine Conference in the U.S.

HERBALmax™ has other products for heart, skin allergies, blood pressure, acne, impotence, flu, cough, depression and chronic fatigue, and menopause. If you wish to learn more about these herbal products, visit .

Data from American Heart Association

Dharmananda, Subhuti, Ph.D., “Hawthorn (Crataegus): Food and Medicine In China” Institute of Traditional Medicine. Jan 2004.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.

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