March 20, 2009

School suspends teen for dealing Viagra

Sources at a British school for students ages 13-19 said a female student was suspended after she was caught distributing Viagra to classmates.

The sources at England's Frome Community College said the teenager was suspended after she brought prescription drugs believed to be Viagra -- which is not licensed for children under age 18 -- to school and gave the erectile dysfunction pills to fellow students, This Is Somerset reported Friday.

Head teacher Wendy Missons confirmed that a girl was suspended for bringing prescription drugs to school.

All secondary schools in the country have to deal with drugs issues and we are no exception, she said. Our line is firm: any drugs on site, be they legal or illegal, results in exclusion from school. There is no place for drug use, talk or culture at or around Frome Community College.

Dr. Geoff Sharp said the drug is unlikely to cause any permanent damage in teenagers.

If a teenager took one or two of the top dose, it is unlikely to cause harm but could cause a variety of side effects including nausea, indigestion, vomiting, headaches, dizziness and flushing, he said. Most of these side effects are temporary and would pass within 12 to 24 hours.