Gosh it sure seems like one way or another we will all be directed at some point to look at or consider statins from all the recent reports and now it’s helping with prostate cancer and a better sex life in senior years.  In other related prostate cancer news, another drug, Degarelix, was approved by imagethe FDA that suppresses testosterone production from Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.  The one product that everyone is waiting for though is Provenge and there will be some excitement and news this week with Tuesday being called "Dendreon Day" at the American Urological Association.

Back on the topic here, Merck is actually trying to get a statin product approved for over the counter.  Can we live with the side effects is the big question as there’s no shortage of information on that side of the coin.  Studies are still ongoing to find other potential side effects as well.  BD

 Statin Side Effect Test: Worth the Price?

April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Cholesterol drugs taken to prevent heart attacks may also lower the risk of prostate cancer and impotence in aging men, researchers said.

Men taking any of several different statin drugs for their cardiovascular health had a threefold lower chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer compared with those not taking the drugs, according to a 15-year study of men ages 40 to 79 by the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota. Those taking any of the medicines, including Merck & Co.’s Zocor and Pfizer Inc.’s Lipitor, also had a lower incidence in later years of erectile dysfunction, benign prostate enlargement and urinary problems.

Cholesterol Drugs May Protect Prostate, Sex Potency, Study Says - Bloomberg.com

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Provenge – the Verdict is Near for Dendreon’s Prostate Cancer Drug

My Drug is Better than Your Drug – Prostate Cancer
Prostate Gland grown from stem cell - But Who Would Want One?

Florida Medicare Paying for “GPS for the Body” - Prostate Cancer
Doctors are backing a wider consideration of prostate drug – Proscar
Prostate Cancer Drug from OncoGenex, Isis Prolongs Lives - Another Prostate cancer drug Degarelix reduces testosterone levels in as little as 3 days

FDA approves fenofibric acid for lipid target controls – Lower LDL, Increase HDL

Crestor May Save Lives according to recent large study

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may also lower PSA, but stopping cancer risk effect is unknown

FDA Weighs Statins Without Prescription - Mevacor


  1. Impotence - What’s Love Got To Do With It?

    Was it Woody Allen who said “love is like playing bridge, if you’re no good at it you had better have a good hand?”
    That may well be true for a small percentage of the population, but for the 20% plus of all men who suffer erectile dysfunction, a good hand is not much use when you cannot get wood, Woody.
    It is a racing certainty that not all sufferers are as forthright as Mr Allen and many simply suffer in silence. Embarrassed by the machismo their peers express whenever the issue of love making arises. These age old jokes made at the expense of the impotent need to be addressed.
    It would be unrealistic to expect the ignorant to just stop because they should. Even if they suffer themselves they probably blame the drink or the wife’s looks or sit up all night in front of the TV rather than face an inconvenient bedtime truth.
    Well, not all is lost even for those that cannot gather the courage to visit the doctor and get prescription medications that give improved performance for 50% of those that take them. There is now a health supplement that is clinically tested and has proven successful for 84% of all those who took it- Butea Superba. Never heard of it? Well now you have, so pass it on.
    Available under the brand name HealthyED, Butea Superba has exactly the same effect on men as prescription blue pills. The big difference being it is a natural herb which you take as a daily supplement and it works all the time rather than in short bursts, unlike the chemically enhanced drugs contained in the main commercial pills promoted so heavily by the big drugs companies.
    You can read all the clinical trial information on the HealthyED site along with details of how it works and why.
    The most important thing about Butea is that you tell a friend or as many friends as you can. Maybe you will be helping someone who is just too embarrassed to help themselves. www.healthyed.co.uk


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