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I have to say I know a grandpa who wrote to me very recently about the joys of getting a hard on (and all that implies for a sixty-plus year old) via a pill, so I wouldn't run these as either/or--the key problem that I see with large for-profit pharmaceutical companies is that they block medicines (via patents?) to people who need them because that would cut into the "for profit" part of their mandate--and of course they expend vast sums convincing medical practitioners (with bribes) that "there is a pill for every ill."

wchurchill used to have lots to say about the benefits of commercial enterprises and the medical advances they offered, and it's not a field I have come into contact with except anecdotally.

btw, wasn't the hard-on effect a felicitous (for those who have problems maintaining or getting one) side-effect of a drug they were testing for quite another condition?

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat Oct 20th, 2007 at 04:15:43 PM EST
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