DrugNews: Study Links Popular Erectile Dysfunction Drug to Melanoma

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In a recent study, doctors found men who had taken these drugs had almost double the risk of developing the skin cancer melanoma.

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2014

The prescription drug safety center DrugNews.net has added new information for patients who have taken popular erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra. In a recent study, doctors found men who had taken these drugs had almost double the risk of developing the skin cancer melanoma*.

DrugNews was created to provide the latest on prescription drug recalls, safety alerts, research and litigation news to those patients using these products. Visitors can recognize potential dangers, see if others are experiencing similar side effects and decide if they need legal advice.

Viagra, or sildenafil, has been taken by an estimated 23 million men worldwide since it was introduced in 1998**.

DrugNews has now learned of a recent study published by the American Medical Association, which found those who’ve taken the drug have a 84% higher occurrence rate of melanoma*. The results were based on a study of more than 25,000 men of an average age of 65***.

Researchers noted that patients had a higher melanoma rate with the drug regardless of whether they had a family history of skin cancer, lived in areas with high ultraviolet light exposure, or had other kinds of cancer***. Melanoma is diagnosed in around 76,000 people each year, and results in about 9,700 deaths***.

Lawyers are investigating claims for those affected. Anyone diagnosed with melanoma after taking an erectile dysfunction drug is encouraged to visit DrugNews or speak with a lawyer about their legal options. DrugNews only recommends lawyers who have already handled ED skin cancer lawsuits.

For more information on the research, side effects and litigation news related to erectile dysfunction drugs and skin cancer, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.DrugNews.net.

*JAMA, 4/7/14; http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1857095
**NBC News, 4/4/13; nbcnews.com/id/8004291/ns/health-mens_health/t/blindness-noted-men-using-impotence-drugs/#.U4yQWyhwGfQ
***NBC News, 4/7/14; nbcnews.com/health/health-news/viagra-may-boost-risk-deadly-skin-cancer-study-finds-n73976


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