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Thursday, December 14, 2006

The latest smoking cure: Viagra

The Times December 14, 2006


The latest smoking cure: Viagra
By David Lister: Scotland Correspondent

Computer wrote wrong prescription

Patients should have got Zyban



Every smoker needs a little encouragement to give up but those in Glasgow received more than they expected when they registered for a drug to help them.

In a development unlikely to reduce cigarette consumption but almost certain to produce other benefits — at least for male patients — a “computer glitch” led to smokers being mistakenly prescribed Viagra instead of the anti-smoking drug Zyban.

Full Story: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2502175,00.htm