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UK government finalises restrictions on Viagra prescribing

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 15 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1305
  1. Annabel Ferriman, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

After a long period of consultation and deliberation, the UK health secretary Frank Dobson announced last week the government's restrictions on prescribing the anti-impotence drug sildenafil citrate (Viagra). Mr Dobson bowed to public pressure with a small increase in the range of conditions for which general practitioners will be allowed to prescribe the drug under the NHS. But men who come …

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