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Sildenafil (Viagra) is used as a recreational drug in England

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:669
  1. Judith Aldridge, Senior research fellow,
  2. Fiona Measham, Senior research fellow
  1. Social Policy for Social Problems (SPARC), Applied Research Centre, Manchester MI3 9PL

    EDITOR—To add to the debate about the use of sildenafil (Viagra) recreationally, we have evidence of such use by apparently healthy women and men in England.

    Our two year study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council explored the health of customers in night clubs, looking in particular at illicit drug use. As part of this research, 2056 customers completed short structured interviews in three clubs in north west England over six …

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