Health & Beauty | November 2008
|Elderly Men Get Free Viagra In Mexico City|
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Mexico City - Mexico City is giving out free Viagra and other impotence drugs to men 70 and older.
Mayor Marcelo Ebrard says the city is implementing the plan because sexuality "has a lot to do with quality of life and our happiness."
City Health Secretary Armando Ahued said Thursday that the government will start handing out doses of one or two Viagra, Levitra or Cialis pills on Dec. 1.
They will be distributed at three centers that specialize in sexual health for the elderly. The men will receive medical examinations before receiving the pills.
Ahued says an estimated 112,000 men 70 or older live in the Federal District, which has a population of 8.7 million.
Some 20 million people live in the greater Mexico City area.
Viagra is made by Pfizer Inc.; Levitra is a product of German drug maker Bayer AG and Cialis is made by Eli Lilly and Co.