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AIDS Healthcare Foundation: STFU

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A major U.S. AIDS treatment group plans to file a lawsuit Monday that accuses drug giant Pfizer Inc. of illegally promoting recreational use of its blockbuster impotence pill Viagra.

    The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) told Reuters it wants Pfizer (Charts) to be barred from marketing Viagra as a lifestyle or sexual enhancement drug. The nonprofit organization said Pfizer's actions had led to risky behavior by men and an increase in HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

    "Pfizer has created and contributed to the perception of Viagra as a safe, sexy, lifestyle, recreational drug, to be frequently used regardless of the degree, or even existence of" erectile dysfunction, the group said in draft legal documents.


    Shit like this is just an example of how some people think everyone else is stupid. 'What? Viagra's not a party favor, but it's for erectile dysfunction? Oooh boy, glad you clued me on that, AHF! I was going to pass them out at my kid's birthday bash next week!'

    Just... STFU. You might be doing good work with AIDS, but... STFU.
  2. Better idea ... Killick: STFU. Have you ever actually seen any of these ads for Viagra and the like? They're marketing drugs like they're friggin' candy. About time someone calls them out on it.
  3. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Bruce, how does that possibly matter when you can only get them by perscription? Huh? They can show the fucking things coming out of Pez dispensers and it won't change how they're used -- by guys who can't get it up who have gotten them from their doctor. Of course, I was just assuming any intelligent member of society would realize this.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    They still having a lot of problems with old guys having heart attacks after taking Viagra? They get wood for the first time in years and get so busy their tickers give out in the saddle.
  5. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    ... and yet spnited keeps motoring along... ;D
  6. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    I'm sorry, I never thought about the users of viagra as leading a sexy lifestyle.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Sure, Pfizer markets the hell out of Viagra (Big Pharma at work), but it's not like you pick them up at the cash register like freaking Tic Tacs. They require a doctor's prescription. Once the prescription is filled, whatever happens beyond that outside of side effects is probably on the patient.

    So saying Viagra causes the spread of AIDS is a fairly huge leap of logic. It's like blaming Ben Bernanke for the nail in my tire.
  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Anyone with an email address can get that prescription though.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  10. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    ... and, not for nuthin', doesn't the AHF have more important things to spend their political capital on? Anyway, I've vented. Done.
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I do not KNOW this, not at all. But I have been told - credit the pipeline - that Viagra is very easy to get.
  12. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Hope you're typing with both hands, Moddy.
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