Monday, October 10, 2005

Viagra saving endangered species

Viagra is now saving endangered species. If you don't believe then read for yourself:
Of course, the report in question was funded by Pfizer Inc., no surprise there. These articles are quite different to those that appeared quite some time ago, where it was predicted that Viagra would not stem the tide of endangered specie slaughter.
The eminent study was conducted by the University of South Wales and the University of Alaska, notably two brothers: Bill von Hippel, a psychologist from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), and his brother, Dr Frank von Hippel, a biologist from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

The researcher's home page:
William Von Hippel, Ph.D?

A previous report: Is Viagra a viable conservation tool?

So whom among your favorite species are getting a break? Apparently seals, sea lions, seahorses, pipefishes, deer, and geckos. Unfortunately for you cat and kitten lovers, sea turtles and tigers are still endangered because they are among the most commonly used for pain relief remedies, especially among the elderly population suffering from arthritis and gout in the largest Traditional Medecine markets such as China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Nevertheless these countries are rapidly adopting Viagra in lieu of their traditional remedies (I guess because it works better). Unfortunately there is no super drug as yet for arthritis.

"Arthriga - the Arthralgia Killer!" This wonderful drug will save endangered species all over the world. You're invited to join the "Arthriga Movement", dedicated to the promotion of the research, development, and commercialisation of Arthriga.