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Thursday, 15 March, 2001, 12:04 GMT
VIAGRA


Viagra Viagra 'limited to cut cost'
The government put limits on the NHS prescription of the anti-impotence drug Viagra because it feared huge demand would cost the NHS millions of pounds, a High Court judge has been told.
Viagra action 'legally indefensible'
The makers of Viagra have called the government's original decision to restrict NHS use of the drug "legally indefensible".
Viagra More men to get NHS Viagra
Health Secretary Frank Dobson has increased the number of men who will be able to receive impotence drug Viagra on the NHS.
Keep on prescribing Viagra, doctors told
Doctors are being advised to continue prescribing Viagra according to clinical need until the government's proposals become law.
Women can benefit from Viagra
Viagra can increase sexual pleasure for women who have had a hysterectomy or who have gone through the menopause.
NHS bosses: Restrict Viagra
Health service managers have urged the government to stick by its plan to restrict the NHS use of the impotence drug Viagra despite mounting pressure to make the treatment more freely available.
'Give impotent men Viagra'
Most people believe impotent men should get treatment on the NHS, a survey has found.
Clubbers taking Viagra cocktail
Clubbers are mixing Viagra with other illegal drugs, making for a dangerous cocktail, warn researchers.
'Stop Viagra mail shots'
The practice of sending unsolicited mailshots advertising the impotence drug Viagra has been condemned in the House of Commons.
Viagra impotence warning
The anti-impotence drug Viagra can have the opposite effect if taken for recreational purposes by healthy young men, warns an expert.
Viagra patients could sue, says doctor
A GP who has been told he has to pay for prescribing anti-impotence pill Viagra on the NHS says NHS patients who have been told to get it privately could be entitled to a refund.
Doctors rebel against 'cruel' Viagra rules
The British Medical Association has advised doctors to prescribe Viagra to all patients that need it despite new government guidelines placing tough limits on its use on the NHS.
Viagra risks unproven
Almost 200 people have died after taking anti-impotence drug Viagra, but it has not yet been proven that the drug was directly responsible for the deaths.
Viagra: The rationing precedent
The decision to ration NHS use of the anti-impotence drug Viagra could have profound implications for the future of free health care in the UK, says BBC Health Correspondent Richard Hannaford.
Fast-acting Viagra spray developed
Viagra in pill form takes up to an hour to work, but researchers have developed a spray form of the anti-impotence drug that they say takes effect in five minutes.
GPs issue 10-day deadline on Viagra
GPs will start prescribing Viagra on the NHS - in contravention of a government ban - unless the Department of Health issues guidelines in the next 10 days.
Viagra attracts 338m in six months
The anti-impotency drug Viagra has raked in 338m for manufacturers Pfizer since it went on sale.
Dogs mutilated in Viagra test
A drug company has defended experiments on animals to test the impotence drug Viagra after attacks from anti-vivisection campaigners.
Viagra ban backed by GPs
A BBC poll of doctors indicates broad support for the government's decision not to allow free prescription of the anti-impotence drug Viagra on the National Health Service.
Doctors: Why we oppose Viagra rationing
Doctors outline why they are opposed say to the government's decision to restrict NHS prescription of Viagra.
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