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  •  They both should be covered but there (3+ / 0-)
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    is a difference.  It's an effective argument though and appeals to many people.  

    If I comply with non-compliance am I complying?

    by thestructureguy on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 12:15:29 PM PST

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    •  Please do explain the difference. (4+ / 0-)

      I sincerely would like to know what you see as different.  BC does have many medical applications in addition to preventing pregnancy and Viagra has been shown to be possibly effective in treating pulmonary hypertension in addition to ED.

      What do you think is the difference?  

      •  Viagra started as a hypertension drug candidate. (2+ / 0-)
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        The ED use was a side effect. There are many better, and cheaper, hypertension drugs.

      •  It's purpose is to treat a medical condition (0+ / 0-)

        associated with arteriosclerosis. Hardening of the arteries if you will.  Originally developed for heart patients to vacillate the blood vessels.  Essentially relax them so more blood can flow through the heart and other organs. A side effect was that men were able to obtain an erection that otherwise they couldn't because blood could not engorge the penis which is required for an erection. In other words viagra is used to treat a medical condition.  Birth control, preventing pregnancy, is not a condition.  However I can imagine where getting pregnant could lead to adverse conditions but if that is the case other methods are much more effective in stopping pregnancy and are considered medical procedures and or a medical condition.  In addition the pill can be very effective in regulating menstrual cycles alleviating cramps and other debilitating conditions. Another medical condition.  I'm fine with equating viagra and birth control.  All that doesn't mean I don't think birth control should not be paid for by insurance.  It should be.  Using the excuse it's not for a medical condition by the RW is disingenuous.  But the pill or birth control with a normal healthy female is much different than treating the effects of arteriosclerosis. That doesn't mean viagra isn't prescribed for other than the treatment of arteriosclerosis.  It's one the best selling drugs of all time I believe. Let me repeat, for insurance purposes I see no difference.

        As a side note there is clinical trials for "viagra for women" with the drug Lybrido. But calling it viagra for women is not really accurate.  The more apt  comparison would be with testosterone.    Lybrido Study

        But back to my original comment.  Viagra does not effect the libido.  That's all I wanted to point out.

        If I comply with non-compliance am I complying?

        by thestructureguy on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 08:01:07 PM PST

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