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Argentina has begun distributing free a state-produced version of Viagra

Friday, August 9th 2013 - 04:28 UTC
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Santa Fe province will benefit from the distribution of 200,000 doses of sildenafil, through the public health network Santa Fe province will benefit from the distribution of 200,000 doses of sildenafil, through the public health network

Argentina has begun distributing a free state-produced version of the erection-boosting drug Viagra for the first time, in a move intended to curb its misuse, health authorities announced Thursday.

They said 200,000 doses of sildenafil, better known under the Viagra brand name, is to be distributed free of charge through the public health network of the province of Santa Fe.

The drug is being produced in Santa Fe by the state-owned pharmaceutical firm LIFSE, which plans to eventually distribute it nationally.

Sildenafil is a hugely popular vasodilator that is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men.

“The most famous medication in the world for improving the quality of life -- even though no-one is going to lose their life over it -- is the first to be made by the state in Argentina,” said Guillermo Cleti, a LIFSE director.

“It's not only to attend to erectile dysfunction in men who need it, but also to avoid the abuse or bad use of the drug and to warn the population about its correct use,” he said.

 

Categories: Health & Science, Argentina.

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  • CaptainSilver

    Ha haha ha - top priority for RG blokes. With females like Turkey kneck around its vital....

    Aug 09th, 2013 - 04:37 am 0
  • yankeeboy

    No cancer or HIV meds but here's your viagra.
    Nice
    What is wrong with these people?

    Aug 09th, 2013 - 05:43 am 0
  • Trunce!

    Forget the viagra boys. All you need a a copy of this on the bebroom wall ; )

    http://clip2net.com/s/5xj2SW

    Aug 09th, 2013 - 06:10 am 0
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