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Amusing spam email

The email subject was "Fight depression with Viagra". Now, I'm not a doctor (well, okay, I am) but I'm pretty sure that Viagra isn't an antidepressant.

This sort of miseducation about pharmaceuticals really gets me angry. I think they're trying to get a rise out of me...

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cahwyguy
Jul. 24th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
I think they were referring to this story from the news yesterday (amazing how quick spam adapts):

Viagra helpful to women on antidepressants, study finds

In a small study of 98 women published today, the little blue pill helped women whose sexual performance had flagged as a side effect of taking antidepressants, known as SSRIs -- a very specific finding that could open a new use for the male impotence drug.

The report in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. is one of the few to find some benefit for women despite nearly a decade of searching by its maker, Pfizer Inc.

More than 6 million women in the U.S. suffer from major depression. Antidepressants are the most common treatment for the mood disorder, and while they can be quite beneficial, they often have debilitating sexual side effects.

Doctors said the study, which was funded with a grant from Pfizer, could foster broader experimentation with Viagra for women, although they added that the drug was unlikely to become the blockbuster phenomenon it is among men. Its effectiveness in women is limited compared with men, and Pfizer has said it does not plan to develop the drug for female disorders.
stevemb
Jul. 24th, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Nah, I think they're just assuming that inability to get it up is depressing.
allah_sulu
Jul. 24th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
I think they're trying to get a rise out of me...

Stop being such a stiff.
caryabend
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
That sounds pretty hard.
allah_sulu
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
I think it's hardon all of us.
caryabend
Jul. 24th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
All of us? Is the water supply tainted?

I initially read this as "hadron." Beyond thinking you had gone daft (ok, I've always thought this,) I wanted to respond with "We've all lepton each other at some point."
glenbarnett
Jul. 25th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Damn, cahwyguy beat me to it, though I was going to point to this one: http://www.physorg.com/news135964133.html

Oh, Seth; did I mention I'd be in DC mid-September?

sethcohen
Jul. 25th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
Oh, Seth; did I mention I'd be in DC mid-September?

Excellent. The birthdays of all of our children are around then - your presence will make an excellent present for Karen and myself, in the midst of massive gift-giving to our brood. 8^)
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