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Residents near the tiny village of Cork, where Pfizer’s erectile dysfunction drug Viagra is manufactured, recently said they get a unique kind of contact high from the fumes.

Jamie Ducharme
December 09, 2017

There’s something in the air in Ringaskiddy, Ireland.

Residents near the tiny village of Cork, where Pfizer’s erectile dysfunction drug Viagra is manufactured, recently said they get a unique kind of contact high from the fumes.

“One whiff and you’re stiff,” one resident told the Times. “We’ve been getting the love fumes for years now for free,” chimed in another.

Despite the locals’ accounts, Pfizer laughed off the rumors in a statement provided to Fortune, saying, “Pfizer manufacturing facilities operate to high environmental standards and are regulated and licensed by health authorities and environmental agencies which have strict protocols to ensure that emissions from manufacturing sites have no effect on human health or the environment.”

Locals still aren’t convinced. One speculated to the Irish Post that the drug had found its way into the water supply, saying even village dogs “walk around in a state of sexual excitement.”

The pharmaceutical company recently announced plans to sell its flagship product over-the-counter in the U.K., and to introduce a significantly cheaper generic version to the U.S. market.

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