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Direct-to-Consumer Viagra: Pharma Sale Strategy of the Future?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies is trying something new. Starting this week, New York-based Pfizer will sell Viagra directly to consumers, so they don’t need to get it from a pharmacy.

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German Pharma Company Seeks FDA Approval for 'Female Viagra'

Friday, June 18, 2010

Since Viagra hit the market in the 1990s, pharmaceutical companies have been racing to come up with an equivalent drug for women. And one German pharmaceutical company is hoping to win the race. Boehringer Ingelheim, a large German drug company, will go before the  Food and Drug Administration today in hopes of gaining approval for a new pill they believe can increase the female libido. Citing hypoactive sexual desire, the company says their female version of that magic blue pill, can cure women of that disorder.

An FDA staff report on Wednesday argued against approval of the drug, saying it has not sufficiently proven to be successful. And many doctors say drug companies are creating pills for a disorder that does not exist.

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