Durst: Impotence Wonder Drug

A British scientist announced that a pill restoring full function to impotent men is now in the final stages of clinical testing and could be available for sale as early as next year, which to millions of American men must be like saying the fountain of youth and a scratch golf handicap is right around the corner. The drug is called Sildenfil and works by increasing levels of cyclic GMP which sounds good, but to be honest you're talking to a guy who didn't know his GMP needed to be recycled. The side effects do include headaches, but they could say it made your feet swell to the size of small sheep and your ears turn brittle and snap off in high winds and guys wouldn't care. Originally the drug was being tested to combat heart disease but it had this very interesting side effect, causing patients to request additional doses to be delivered in overflowing container cars. Of course knowing men as I do, having spent much time drinking many beers with them, not to mention withstanding scurrilous lifetime accusations of being one and all, I'd have to assume that a great number of them are going to wonder what a drug that can help men with a problem could do for men without a problem. Until it's available over the counter under some clever name like "Erector Set," I expect doctors to limit office visits to one a day.

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