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US aerospace giant Boeing has unveiled a record $10 billion (£6.1 billion) share buyback and 50 per cent hike in the dividend.

Free-for-all Viagra after court ruling

THE DEPARTMENT of Health said last night that men should not expect a Viagra free-for-all during the next five weeks, even though a High Court judge ruled yesterday that the Government had acted illegally in trying to restrict access to the anti-impotence drug.

Viagra limits are `indefensible'

THE GOVERNMENT'S original decision to restrict the availability of the anti-impotence drug Viagra on the National Health Service was "legally indefensible", the High Court was told yesterday.

Limit of one Viagra a week for patients

FAMILY DOCTORS will be able to prescribe Viagra on the NHS to a limited number of impotent men from July, Health Secretary Frank Dobson said yesterday. Those who qualify, slightly more than originally proposed but fewer than one in five of all impotent men, will be limited to one pill a week "reflecting research evidence on this point," he said.

Go-ahead for Viagra on NHS

DOCTORS ARE to be given the go-ahead tomorrow to prescribe Viagra on the NHS for the first time since it was licensed eight months ago.

The monster within

Monsanto survived its association with Agent Orange and chemical warfare in Vietnam. It was even forgiven for foisting Astrotruf and Nutrasweet upon the world. But when Robert Shapiro chose to apply the science of genetics to improving crops, his company became demonised as the dark force behind `Frankenstein Foods'. On Friday he faces his shareholders at the AGM. Can he convince them he can put the lid back on this can of genetically modified worms?

Smart moves: A licence to outdo Moneypenny

The photocopier is whir-ring busily, the PCs are actively processing data and the filing cabinets are stuffed full of folders. So what's the most under-used resource in the average office? Surprisingly, it's the person in charge - the office secretary.

Real People: Uppers and downers

Viagra as a recreational drug? Some clubbers will try just about anything, discovers Tobias Jones

Judge bans Viagra on Net

THE OPERATOR of an Internet website that offers the impotence drug Viagra for sale was ordered yesterday to stop trading by a High Court judge.

Leading Article: A humane move, but what comes next?

THE HOME Office has finally decided to issue no more licences to scientists to experiment on animals while testing new cosmetics. New Labour has fulfilled an election pledge: thousands of animals, mainly mice and guinea pigs, will now not be bred for a life of painful experimentation. This is the only humane end to an immoral practice which saw animals tortured so that human beings could make themselves look more attractive.

Mandelson to review laws on bankruptcy

THE GOVERNMENT is to review Britain's bankruptcy laws as part of a drive to create a new "enterprise culture", Peter Mandelson, the Trade and Industry Secretary, announced yesterday.

Male potency drug available in five weeks

VIAGRA, THE impotence drug, may be available on prescription in Britain in about five weeks.

No rest for the old and weary

One small pill for a man, one giant hang-up for men's minds? Viagra is an inexhaustible topic. By Alix Sharkey

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Glaxo ends pact

Viagra wins Swiss approval

Viagra wins Swiss approval
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Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

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Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

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Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

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Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

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