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By Ellen Goodman | May 5, 1998
BOSTON -- Bless your heart, Neil.Here we are in a sexual frenzy about the drug that is raising male spirits. On the joke circuit, Viagra has replaced Monica. On the cover of Time, the little blue pill has become the Man of the Year. In the newspaper, the word erection is now part of the hard news vocabulary. And double entendres about this growth stock are spilling over the airwaves like water over Niagara.Land office businessToday, men who never talked about fear of failure are sharing. Phone lines to urologists are jammed by rising expectations.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 19, 2012
A Sykesville man has been indicted on charges that he burglarized his neighbors' homes in Howard County, committing two break-ins at a residence whose owner told police his computer was taken and a third where a bottle of Viagra was stolen. A grand jury handed up indictments last week charging James Taylor Bell, 21, of the 1100 block of Underwood Road of multiple counts of burglary and theft. Police said in charging documents last month that he confessed and was charged Dec. 28. Charging documents say that county investigators linked Bell to burglaries committed Dec. 8 and Dec. 13 at a home in the 1100 block of Underwood Road through a laptop stolen from there.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2011
A 34-year-old La Plata man pleaded guilty Friday to peddling phony Viagra on Craigslist, after the four-month scheme was discovered by an undercover investigator working for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Corp. Dwayne Alan Skiles faces up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine at his sentencing, scheduled for Dec. 20, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office said. His 28-year-old co-defendant, Sarah Ann Basley Knott, of Waldorf, was sentenced to two years probation in August. She marketed the counterfeit "little blue pills," which were masked as the erectile-dysfunction treatment Viagra, and handled their shipping, court records show.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2011
A 34-year-old La Plata man pleaded guilty Friday to peddling phony Viagra on Craigslist, after the four-month scheme was discovered by an undercover investigator working for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Corp. Dwayne Alan Skiles faces up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine at his sentencing, scheduled for Dec. 20, the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office said. His 28-year-old co-defendant, Sarah Ann Basley Knott, of Waldorf, was sentenced to two years probation in August. She marketed the counterfeit "little blue pills," which were masked as the erectile-dysfunction treatment Viagra, and handled their shipping, court records show.
NEWS
April 12, 2011
The recent congressional stalemate over the 2011 federal budget and Dan Rodricks ' pointed commentary, "The right's obsession with abortion" (April 10), points up the Republican bent for sexual repression – aimed completely at women. Denying access to family planning, abortion counseling and other services through intrusive federal legislation will only serve to limit women's right to make decisions about their own bodies. It is a sickeningly display of the arrogance and hypocrisy of the right's power base.
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By SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | July 6, 2006
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Rush Limbaugh didn't go with any more Viagra jokes on his radio show yesterday, after Palm Beach County prosecutors cleared him for possessing the erectile-dysfunction pills in his psychologist's name. Prosecutors determined that Limbaugh, 55, of Palm Beach, had been prescribed the pills, but they referred the case to Miami-Dade prosecutors for review because the prescription was issued there, not in Palm Beach County. Customs agents detained Limbaugh for more than three hours June 26 at Palm Beach International Airport when he returned from the Dominican Republic and was found to have a Viagra prescription in someone else's name in his luggage.
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By Clarence Page | May 15, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Bob and Elizabeth Dole may have told us more than we wanted to know about their sex lives. But I'm glad they did.The 74-year-old former Republican presidential candidate revealed last week on CNN's "Larry King Live" that he was in a group that tested the new anti-impotency drug Viagra. As casually and candidly as he might sound if recommending a golf club for a chip shot, he pronounced it to be "a great drug."His 61-year-old wife, president of the American Red Cross, agreed with a smile in New York City on Sunday, "It's a great drug, OK?"
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 4, 1998
Q.Are there any natural herbs or foods that would have the same effect as Viagra? I am 60 and sometimes have a problem maintaining an erection. I think the trouble is due mostly to the long hours and pressures associated with owning a business.A.Before there was Viagra, there was yohimbine. This natural product from the bark of an African tree had a reputation as an aphrodisiac. Scientific studies support some benefit, not in stimulating desire, but in helping impotent men achieve and maintain erections.
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By GREGORY KANE | June 7, 1998
OUR NEED TO find victims, plots and double standards has led to implications that the development of the male potency pill Viagra is a male conspiracy against women.You knew it had to happen. Once again, one of those groups that regards itself as historically oppressed -- minorities, feminists, gays -- sees double standards and oppression where none in fact exists.Syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman is beside herself, wondering why a male potency pill was developed before a male birth control pill.
NEWS
July 4, 2007
After an Air Force base in Maryland stopped ordering Viagra in 2005, Lawrence Williams spotted an opportunity. The former civilian employee at Andrews Air Force Base continued to order the drug used for erectile dysfunction on behalf of the military and resold the pills for personal profit. In Greenbelt, U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on Monday sentenced Williams, 48, of District Heights, to six months in prison, followed by five months of electronic home monitoring and three years of supervised release for stealing at least 100 bottles of Viagra from the military.
NEWS
April 12, 2011
The recent congressional stalemate over the 2011 federal budget and Dan Rodricks ' pointed commentary, "The right's obsession with abortion" (April 10), points up the Republican bent for sexual repression – aimed completely at women. Denying access to family planning, abortion counseling and other services through intrusive federal legislation will only serve to limit women's right to make decisions about their own bodies. It is a sickeningly display of the arrogance and hypocrisy of the right's power base.
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By David Kohn and David Kohn,Sun reporter | July 23, 2008
It's a common side effect of many antidepressants: decreased sexual function. For years, doctors have known that men with the problem can get help from Viagra. Now a study confirms that the little blue pill may also help women. The research, which appears in today's Journal of the American Medical Association, found that women who took Viagra reported increased levels of sexual functioning, compared with those who took a placebo. "It worked well for this group, not quite as strong as the men, but better than any other medicine [for sexual dysfunction]
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By Sun reporter | July 18, 2008
A Jordanian national was sentenced yesterday to four years in federal prison for trafficking in thousands of counterfeit Viagra pills imported from Egypt and stored in Glen Burnie, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. Iyad Dogmosh, 27, is expected to be deported after he completes his sentence, prosecutors said in a statement. He pleaded guilty in August last year to two counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods. As part of his plea agreement, Dogmosh admitted that he kept a suitcase containing more than 36,000 fake Viagra tablets at a storage facility in Glen Burnie.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | December 7, 2007
Presumably, any day now George Mitchell will release a scathing report on steroids in baseball that will either eternally restore our faith in the national pastime or shock us all into moving to Ottawa and becoming NHL fans. But there's a slight problem with this premise: As far as shock goes, baseball has successfully waited out our attention span. Steroids, human growth hormone, amphetamines, the cream, the clear, equine Viagra - it's all pushed to the very back of my mind's medicine cabinet.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | August 27, 2007
The first thing that comes to mind when you watch the new Viagra commercial is: Who knew ED could be so much fun? If you haven't seen this gem yet, picture a bunch of middle-age guys with musical instruments sitting around some sort of roadside cafe. Suddenly, they launch into a snappy little ditty called -- you can't make this up -- "Viva Viagra." And it's sung to the tune of "Viva Las Vegas," the old Elvis Presley song. Yep, that sound you heard was the King pushing aside the Sara Lee wrappers and spinning in his grave.
NEWS
August 27, 2007
INSIDE TODAY WHAT THEY'TRE SAYING Viva Viagra When you see the latest Viagra commercial - featuring a takeoff on Elvis' "Viva Las Vegas" - you start to wonder: Who knew ED could be so much fun? Today baltimoresun.com/cowherd other voices Rashod D. Ollison on ScreamfestToday Michael Dresser on bridge dreadsmaryland Edward Gunts on Hopkins' museumToday Sidebar hijinksThe Sidebar Tavern, 218 E. Lexington St., throws a carnival featuring thumb wrestling, Natty Boh can tossing, face painting, balloon breaking and more.
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By Robert Reno | July 9, 1998
CITING a grave and selfless concern for the safety of their 11.2 million precious customers, Prudential HealthCare and Humana Inc., two of the greatest names in health coverage, have decided not to pay for Viagra prescriptions.How touching that such mercenary, profit-driven behemoths should bother to care whether or not their clients copulate to death. I should have thought these stern-hearted bean counters would have encouraged Viagra usage as a way of saying good riddance to bad risks. Drooling old amorists who don't perish in ecstasy will now be condemned to live on -- and to die of some ghastly, lingering, expensive-to-treat illness the cost of which far exceeds the $10 it takes to pop a single Viagra.
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By David Kohn and David Kohn,Sun reporter | July 23, 2008
It's a common side effect of many antidepressants: decreased sexual function. For years, doctors have known that men with the problem can get help from Viagra. Now a study confirms that the little blue pill may also help women. The research, which appears in today's Journal of the American Medical Association, found that women who took Viagra reported increased levels of sexual functioning, compared with those who took a placebo. "It worked well for this group, not quite as strong as the men, but better than any other medicine [for sexual dysfunction]
NEWS
July 4, 2007
After an Air Force base in Maryland stopped ordering Viagra in 2005, Lawrence Williams spotted an opportunity. The former civilian employee at Andrews Air Force Base continued to order the drug used for erectile dysfunction on behalf of the military and resold the pills for personal profit. In Greenbelt, U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on Monday sentenced Williams, 48, of District Heights, to six months in prison, followed by five months of electronic home monitoring and three years of supervised release for stealing at least 100 bottles of Viagra from the military.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | March 16, 2007
An incendiary Viagra joke ignites the middle of the new Chris Rock comedy, I Think I Love My Wife, and burns the rest of the movie to a crisp. It highlights Rock at his scorching best, bringing right out into the open what we all think when we listen to TV commercials list the side effects of drugs for erectile dysfunction. The problem is, Rock plays a thirtysomething man who doesn't really need Viagra and spends most of the movie complaining that his wife no longer wants to make love.
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