Will free Viagra boost the economy?

When I first heard about Pfizer Inc.'s (PFE) plans to give unemployed people free access to its most widely prescribed medicines, including the impotence treatment Viagra, I thought to myself, What a country!

Where else but America could we decide that people shouldn't have to pay for impotence treatments at a time millions are declaring bankruptcy because they can't pay their medical bills? The world's biggest drugmaker estimates that 46 million people lack health insurance, and that figure is increasing as unemployment climbs to its highest levels in 25 years.