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Israel Buys Viagra For Soldiers

Israel Buys Viagra For Soldiers, The Ultimate Weapon?

The “Israel buys Viagra” decision reported by The Telegraph last week is sure to be a popular one among soldiers and their partners.

According to the news site, the defense ministry medical corps ordered 1,200 tablets of 100mg sildenafil citrate, which most guys know as the main ingredient of Viagra, the magic blue pill known for helping overcome male sexual dysfunction.

And for those of you thinking that Israel has ordered the drug for some peripheral purpose, the report clarified that “it would be used to treat soldiers with sexual performance problems.”

The capsules were part of a list of 105 items sought by the defense ministry, which is typically focused on acquiring military hardware.

Other items on the list included tires, devices to warm the wounded, and sweet chili sauce. The ministry refused comment as to why the Viagra order was also on the list, citing “privacy issues.”

According to The Telegraph, the “Israel buys Viagra” decision isn’t the first time the ministry has sought purchase of a similar product. Previously, they ordered Cialis “for keeping pilots awake when flying at a high altitude.”

“That decision came after a study of 51 Israeli mountaineers who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro revealed that they suffered less from the effects of altitude sickness when they took the drug,” The Telegraph stated. “Most of those taking it also managed to reach the summit.”

Viagra has also demonstrated some proficiency in other areas in the past, including an ability to help you lose weight, according to a recent study.

In May, it was announced that Pfizer would be trying to make it easier for all men with ED to order Viagra online, not just Israeli soldiers.

Viagra is expensive (at roughly $25 per pill) but that’s mostly due to distribution costs. By selling direct, Pfizer can slash the price and attract new business.

As for the “Israel buys Viagra” decision, how do you think something like that would go over in the US?

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