Medicare prescription drug program to include Viagra

02/1/2005 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Sexual performance drugs are to be covered under Medicare's new prescription benefit. The drug joins medications for conditions including high blood pressure and heart disease, but some are criticizing the inclusion of "lifestyle" drugs, such as Viagra, calling it an unnecessary perk in a program that is already costing billions.

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