Viagra for babies

Sounds snarky, I know, but it’s one of those inspiring stories you read all too infrequently in the cynical media. We journalists tend to focus on things that could kill us if they mutate just perfectly so that they attack the body in completely different fashion while still being lethal and easily spread. (I’m looking at you, bird flu hype-mongers.)

A baby in England was born 16 weeks early. He didn’t have much chance of surviving, and the usual treatments weren’t pulling him through.

The doctors told the parents they were out of options but wanted to try something experimental. They gave him Viagra.

He’ll turn six months old this month, at home with his parents.

The Telegraph has more on the story.

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