Tuesday, April 29, 2008

And Argentina thinks it has it all together for decriminalizing drugs. . . .

Hopefully you read Tyler's post on that issue.

Now Chile (at least the town of La Prado) moves from Drug War to Drug Peace to . . . Drug Love-in.

Courtesy of Fausta's blog:

For the first time in Chile, a mayor plans to give out free Viagra to men 60 and older in his town to improve their "quality of life" four times a month, according to media reports.

"This has to do with quality of life and it's done responsibly. It's not just like handing out candy at the corner," Gonzalo Navarrete, a physician and mayor of the poor town of Lo Prado south of Santiago, told Las Ultimas Noticias daily.

He said any man 60 years and older who wants it can have up to four Viagra pills a month after undergoing a thorough medical exam to avoid potentially harmful side effects of the drug Sildenafil.

"We'll give out four, 50 milligram pills, in other words, for four sexual relationships per month," Navarrete said, adding that the program would have a starting cost of about 20,000 dollars.

The reason?

The mayor said the idea for his unprecedented move came from hearing older men in his town complain about not getting enough sex.

I'm willing to bet the younger men in his town have that complaint, too.

I personally cannot wait to see what this does for my Pfizer holdings.

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