Here's a recap of blog posts and other news from the past month.
The What a Surprise: RxISK Taking Entrepreneurs post on RxISK this month marks something different - a feature of RxISK reporting that has been neglected. When Drugs go into Bodies they do 99 things other than the one thing a company may be focused on. In amongst these 99 other things are new benefits, as well as problems. The best route to new drug discovery still lies in spotting these benefits.
So we would like to ask women who have l
ower urinary tract symptoms
) to consider taking sildenafil or taladafil or one of the other drugs in this group and tell us whether it helps - or not.
For men, there is an unquestioned benefit to taking these drugs for LUTS or for b
enign prostatic hyperplasia
. Your doctor may say this is off-label and be uncomfortable about prescribing but s/he shouldn't be.
We would love to hear from women and men about any encounters with the medical system you have around trying to access these drugs
Thank you for your support.
Your feedback, as always, is greatly appreciated.
David Healy, MD