Viagra About To Face Stiff Competition

Viagra is about to become generic, cheaper, and more available … 

(BRUCE Y. LEE, FORBES) Viagra hit the market in 1998 and made it big, as in over $1.5 billion in revenues in 2016.

Viagra has made it easier for people to discuss sexual health issues.

But Viagra’s patent is expiring, which undoubtedly will give rise to a number of generic versions.

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Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. will begin selling a generic version in the United States on December 11, 2017.

Pfizer will counter with their own generic little white pill at half the current $65-a-little-blue-pill price.

This milestone could make sildanefil’s impact even bigger. Viagra has already changed society in many ways.

Viagra was introduced the year after the FDA began allowing direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising in 1997.

Quickly ED went from something which was rarely mentioned (even between patients and doctors) to something that it is hard to miss when you watch television.

On the one hand, greater awareness and the availability of a medication option has helped the approximately 18 million men in the United States who suffer from ED.

It also may have made it easier for people to discuss sexual health issues in general.

Since sexual health is tied with mental, emotional, and physical health, Viagra could make a major difference for someone who has no other remaining options to address their ED.

With Viagra about to reach its 20th birthday, there’s no question that this little blue pill has already had a big impact.

Soon sildanefil will become significantly cheaper and more available. In fact, as Billy Perrigo reported for Time, it will be sold over-the-counter in the United Kingdom. We can only imagine what the next 20 years may bring. Read the full story at Forbes. Also of interest: Fruit May Lower Erectile Dysfunction Risk

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