17 January 1999

Die In Heaven

Viagra may be elevating its user's spirits in a more sinister manner than they had anticipated. A recent report released by the UK government suggests that at least six people have died after taking Viagra.

The Medical Drugs Agency has received reports from doctors throughout Britain who have monitored 51 patients with adverse reactions to the drug.

15 patients have suffered heart attacks of which four have died. A further two patients died, one from a brain haemorrage and the other committed suicide - maybe he thought his experience of Viagra had pushed his life to its zenith.

A spokesman for Pfizer the manufacturer of Viagra said there was no proof that any of these deaths were caused by Viagra, however the company does recommend that the drug should not be provided to patients at risk from heart attacks.

In the US, viagra has been linked to more than 100 deaths.