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End restrictions on prescribing Viagra, urges coalition

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:385
  1. Gavin Yamey
  1. BMJ

    A coalition of doctors and patients, involving the BMA, the Men's Health Forum, and the Doctor Patient Partnership, has called on the government to remove the restrictions placed on GPs who wish to prescribe sildenafil (Viagra) as a treatment for erectile dysfunction.

    After the launch of sildenafil in the United Kingdom, the government, concerned that demand for the drug would lead to soaring costs, restricted its availability on the NHS …

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