Wrigley's Anti-Impotence Chewing Gum
Wrigley, maker of Juicy Fruit, Big Red and Doublemint gums, has received a patent for medicine-dispensing chewing gum. Their intention is to create a chewing gum with a dose of sildenafil citrate, better known by as Viagra.
The gum would not only be easier on the stomach, it would work faster than Viagra’s little blue pill.
In the patent application, Wrigley states that a man would need to chew the gum for two minutes about a half-hour prior to sex, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which first reported the patent grant Thursday.
Unless taken on an empty stomach, Viagra can take an hour or more to start working, according to manufacturer Pfizer.
Who would ever think of gum as a way of dispensing medication? Philip K. Dick, that's who:
"...calm yourself," Von Vogelsang opened the glove compartment of the chopper's control panel; he handed Joe a merry multicolored box. "Chew one of these, Mr. Chip."
"Tranquilizing gum," Joe said, accepting the box; reflexively he opened it. "Peach-flavored tranquilizing gum."
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The gum itself is still under development; I apologize in advance for ads that are automatically placed on the site.
Via NBC News.
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