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From today, Viagra will be available over the counter at certain Boots stores in the UK

From today, Viagra will be available over the counter at certain Boots stores in the UK.

Before a man can purchase Viagra, he will have a consultation with a pharmacist, and take various tests including a questionnaire, a check of his medical history and a series of blood tests, monitoring glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels to rule out a more serious health problem.

The service will be available in a private consultation room in 29 stores and will cost £55 for the initial screening and then £26.59 for four tablets. Patients can return for a check up and get further supplies.

Erectile dysfunction affects one in 10 British men and it is

estimated that only 10 per cent of the estimated 2.3 million men who suffer are being treated.

Boots Medical Director, Dr Graham Marshall says: ‘Erectile dysfunction can often be a marker for a more serious underlying medical condition, and this programme also acts as a men’s health screen, so we can refer patients back to their GP for further investigation if appropriate.’

During a pilot of the scheme in Manchester, 288 patients were referred to their GP following tests carried out as part of the consultation, which revealed abnormal glucose, cholesterol or blood pressure levels.

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