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Greater Risk of Melanoma After Taking Viagra

More than 23 million men worldwide have filled Viagra prescriptions since the drug FDA approval in 1998.

Erectile dysfunction is an age-old disorder that millions of men experience. ED is a condition in which a male is unable to obtain or maintain an erection. The condition may occur for several reasons, but the most common reasons are old age and medical conditions that affect blood flow to the penis. The Viagra pill hit the market in 1998 as a replacement for penile injections. Viagra works by increasing the blood flow to the penis so that a man can achieve an immediate erection.

So many men have used Viagra, and the erectile dysfunction drugs Cialis and Levitra, that the side effects have been well-documented, including vision-threatening eye complications (seeing blue is a symptom) and hearing loss. If you are seeking Viagra lawyer, Tate Law Group can help.

New findings are now indicating that the same pill that gives you a lift in the sack could also raise something much more serious: your risk of a deadly form of skin cancer.

A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, investigators from Harvard reported that men who used Viagra for ED have an almost 84 percent greater risk of developing melanoma. Researchers looked at data collected from men taking part in the Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study, a project based at Harvard that began in 1986. The men filled out health and lifestyle questionnaires every two years. The questionnaire started asking men about use of erectile dysfunction drugs in 2000. In that year, 1,618 men reported having ever used Viagra.

Over the next decade, among the 29,929 men who said they had never used Viagra, 128 developed melanoma. Among the 1,618 Viagra users, 14 developed melanoma. In other words, 4.3 of every 1,000 who didn’t take Viagra developed melanoma compared to 8.6 of every 1,000 men who took Viagra.

Dr. Abrar Qureshi, co-author of the study and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School, theorizes the risk of melanoma is so much greater after taking Viagra because the drug affects the same genetic pathways that allow cancers to spread aggressively.

Upon review of Viagra informational materials, specialists discovered that the manufacturer did not disclose the possible risk of developing melanoma. Failure to disclose this information to the public has resulted in many cases of Melanoma, and many lawsuits filed by those affected.

Every manufacturer and pharmaceutical company has a responsibility when it comes to protecting consumers. They must disclose any risks, dangers and adverse reactions that a person may have after using the product, and perform product recalls if many consumers start suffering from illnesses and injuries relating to the product. The Pfizer company allegedly had knowledge of the risk of melanoma, and failed to notify the community. This is not the first time that Viagra’s manufacturer has been in the hot seat for undisclosed side effects. In 2007, the FDA forced the company to change its label to reflect the risk of hearing loss and blurred vision. The request came after almost 30 people complained of suffering from such problems.

Drug manufacturers like Pfizer are subject to product liability lawsuits if they do not adhere to the law. Product liability lawsuits are under the umbrella of personal injury. Individuals who have suffered from using the drug Viagra can receive settlements with the help of an experienced Viagra lawyer.

If you or someone you know is having complications from Viagra please call Tate Law Group today toll-free at (866) 610-7107 or contact us online.