Pres­i­dent’s of­fice did buy Vi­a­gra pills

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South Korea Pres­i­dent Park Geun-hye’s of­fice has con­firmed rev­e­la­tions by an op­po­si­tion law­maker that it pur­chased about 360 erec­tile dys­func­tion Vi­a­gra pills and the generic ver­sion of the drug in De­cem­ber. While the re­port has cre­ated a frenzy on the in­ter­net, Park’s of­fice said the pills were bought to po­ten­tially treat al­ti­tude sick­ness for pres­i­den­tial aides and em­ploy­ees on Park’s May trips to Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya, whose cap­i­tals are one to two kilo­me­tres above sea level. The pills weren’t used, said Jung Youn-kuk, spokesman of the pres­i­den­tial Blue House. South Korean doc­tors some­times pre­scribe Vi­a­gra-style drugs to climbers be­cause they are be­lieved to be ef­fec­tive in pre­vent­ing al­ti­tude sick­ness. The Vi­a­gra rev­e­la­tion is just the lat­est twist in a mas­sive po­lit­i­cal scan­dal build­ing around Park. Park is now brac­ing for an im­peach­ment push by op­po­si­tion par­ties and some mem­bers of her own Saenuri Party amid al­le­ga­tions that she let a se­cre­tive con­fi­dante ma­nip­u­late gov­ern­ment af­fairs and amass a for­tune, a scan­dal crit­ics say un­der­mines the coun­try’s democ­racy.

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