Minnesota clinic criticized after erectile issue

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Urologists have filed complaints against a Bloomington men's clinic that sold injectable medication to a patient who ended up needing emergency care for an eight-hour erection.

A Minneapolis Star Tribune report (http://strib.mn/1jKQyqw ) says the man had bought a supply of treatment for erectile dysfunction from the Minneapolis Men's Clinic. But he says there was no one available to help him when he called in a panic on May 17.

The man went to an emergency room, where the doctor called urologist Karl Kemberling for advice. The doctor ended up using needles to drain clotted blood from the man's penis.

Kemberling and others filed complaints with the Minnesota Attorney General and the state Board of Medicine.

Men's Clinic director Thomas Lund calls the complaints "baseless" attempts to drive out competition.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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