Pfizer to sell real Viagra online to combat sales of fake versions

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2014-01-25 14:14

If you are a man suffering from erectile dysfunction, you can now purchase Viagra pills from the comfort of your own home by simply ordering them online.

Pfizer Inc., which manufacturers Viagra, will be the first pharmaceutical giant to start selling its erectile dysfunction pills directly to consumers from its website at viagra.com.

While men will still be required to obtain a prescription from their physicians in order to buy the pills online, they won’t have to make a trip to the pharmacy to pick it up, making life easier for men who may feel bashful when getting their prescription filled by their pharmacist.

Of course, Viagra isn’t cheap. At $25 per pill, getting a little help in the bedroom can be costly, but there’s some good news from Pfizer: the drug maker will be offering 3 of the little blue pills for free with the first order, as well as 30 percent off your next order.

Because pharmaceutical companies are not in the business of selling drugs directly to patients, this first ever effort by Pfizer is expected to be a game changer that could have a major impact on the pharmaceutical industry’s current methods of distribution, which typically involves selling drugs to wholesalers in bulk to distribute to hospitals, pharmacies and physicians.

By making the popular blue pill available for purchase online, Pfizer is attempting to circumvent a major problem facing drug companies: counterfeit versions of erectile dysfunction pills, which are promoted as if they were legitimate “brand-name” products like Viagra when they are anything but.

Not only are these fake pills sold without a prescription, but they're also sold at a discount that can be up to 95 percent less than real Viagra. Worse yet, people who buy them don’t realize they’re fakes, nor that legitimate pharmacies won’t sell them without a prescription.

In the meantime, if Pfizer is successful in its online venture, other pharmaceutical giants are expected to follow, which could eventually put a halt to online sales of fake versions, which have plagued manufacturers of legitimate erectile dysfunction pills, including Pfizer and its Viagra brand.

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If these pharmaceutical companies didn't charge so much for these drugs, individuals wouldn't be forced to purchases them from overseas at cheaper prices.
But James, you are not even getting Viagra. Who know what is in them?

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