- Sanjay Kumar
- New Delhi
A doctor who gave the anti-impotence drug sildenafil (Viagra) to three newborn babies with pulmonary hypertension has caused a controversy over the unauthorised use of the drug.
In what may be the first such case in India, the babies were given Viagra orally at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, a private charitable trust, at Kochi, Kerala, in May and June.
Standard intensive treatment had failed, and Viagra was given in a situation described as “life threatening” by APS Krishnan, vice president …