Viagra unlikely to be prescribed by GPs in BritainBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7153.234b (Published 25 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:234
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
A Liberal Democrat MP has criticised the British government's contention that the impotence drug sildenafil (Viagra) should not be prescribed by GPs if it is licensed later this year.
Dr Evan Harris, a former GP, argued that sildenafil was suitable for primary care prescribing and that GPs were capable of establishing who needed the treatment as opposed to demanding it. He said it would be ludicrous to clog up hospitals with …