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Can NitroMed's 'Drug With Heart' Beat Two-Pill Generic Challenge?

By Randall Osborne

Monday, August 9, 2004

As the hippies used to remark, it's a gas.

"It," in this case, is nitric oxide, often called by the forbidding acronym NO, which first gained public acclaim when its key role in erectile function was figured out - leading boatloads of aging flower children (and others) to say "yes" to Viagra, the potency blockbuster generically known as sildenafil citrate that works by inhibiting NO's breakdown in the body.

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