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BOOTS is giving men with erection problems a Valentine's Day lift this year - offering Viagra for sale on the high street for the first time.

From February 14, customers at selected branches of the chemists will be able to buy the impotence drug without having to get a doctor's prescription first.

In a trial scheme, the company will offer men aged 30 to 65 a consultation with a pharmacist and a pack of four tablets for pounds 50.

Customers will have to give a medical history and have their blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels tested in order to ensure they are suitable for the pills.

The scheme - being piloted at three Boots branches in Manchester - is based on similar programmes already offered for weight loss, hair retention and chlamydia treatments.

Boots healthcare director Alex Gourlay said: "This programme is a real innovation in access to treatment of erectile dysfunction in the UK. By creating a service that is easily accessible on the high street, we hope that we help many more men seek help for a very common condition."

FEBRUARY 14 is National Impotence Day.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 12, 2007
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