Tesco offer bread, beans, and cheap Viagra

Viagra will soon become available over the counter at Tesco supermarkets.  The Erectile Dysfunction drug will make a move onto shelves for sales to men with no GP prescription in about a week, spokesmen say.

Tesco says it will offer the cheapest available price for the drug at its 300 UK locations.  Currently, Boots Pharmacy charges 55 pounds for four pills, whereas Tesco says they will charge 58 pounds for eight pills.  Men with GP prescriptions can buy the medication for even less at some dispensaries.  That price can go as low as 48 pounds for a supply of eight pills.

Even though customers will not need a prescription, the supermarket says that a pharmacist will be dispensing the Viagra and that buyers will be screened.  There will also be an age range of forty to sixty-five years placed upon purchasers.  Blood pressure and cholesterol levels will be checked, screening for diabetes will be done and the purchaser must complete a questionnaire.

The screening and tests are very important, because for many men, Erectile Dysfunction can be a symptom of greater, underlying health problems.  While it is felt that making the process for purchasing these drugs easier is important, it is also important to maintain health standards in association with responsibly dispensing medication.

There was no mention of any additional charges for the screening and testing services, which might make men more prone to buy from the store than scheduling an appointment with their doctor.  By providing the tests and screenings it can be assured that, either way, the health of the buyer can be assessed and risk factors greatly reduced.