“Viagra is the universal cure-all of our time” ?

This week’s Cogno-Intellectual Debate Topic:

Viagra is the universal cure-all of our time.
It is our ipecac.

Please discuss. Or not.

viagra-adFor background, see the article in Quartz that includes this passage:

Period pain can be “almost as bad as a heart attack.” Why aren’t we researching how to treat it?

… Legro’s experience is instructive. Thanks to a previous grant, he and his fellow researchers found that sildenafil (also known as Viagra) can be used to treat dysmenorrhea. “We published our results in a high-impact OB-GYN journal and we feel we made a major contribution to treatment that everyday practitioners could use,” he says.

However, before it can be approved as a treatment, much more research is needed.

(Thanks to David Kessler for bringing this to our attention.)

 

Improbable Research