Viagra pills create new scandal for S Korea’s President
Seoul: It was just what South Korean President Park Geun-hye of South Korea didn’t need: blue jokes about blue pills in the Blue House.
Revelations that the president’s office had bought hundreds of doses of Viagra and equivalent drugs have touched off a frenzy of wisecracks, speculation and lurid rumours in South Korea. Ms Park already had a major corruption scandal on her hands, with mounting calls for her to step down over the actions of a longtime friend. Now, she has to explain why her staff stocked up on drugs commonly prescribed for erectile dysfunction. Kim Sang-hee, an Opposition lawmaker, raised the issue on Wednesday by citing medical insurance data showing that the Blue House, as the president’s office is known, had bought 60 Viagra pills and 304 pills of the generic equivalent, sildenafil citrate, last December.