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Computer Misreading Results In Wrong Prescription

The prescription for an anti-smoking pill Zyban, given by a general practitioner, was misread by a computer, as Viagra.//

Smokers who were residents of Glasgow, were trying to kick the smoking habit and were prescribed Zyban an anti-smoking pill. This was mistakenly read as Viagra due to a computer error.

The BBC reported that , NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said , due to an error the computer selected sildenafil, the name for Viagra instead of anti-smoking pill Zyban.

"At no time was patient care affected by this as all prescriptions are subject to stringent double checking," says a spokesman for NHS.

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