Pfizer to Offer Generic Version of Viagra

Generic Viagra hits US market next week as Pfizer's patent protection ends

Pfizer Launching 'Generic Viagra' Pills At Lower Price On Dec. 11

It's blue times for the little blue pill.

Customers who wish to remain un-subscribed will see benefits, too: Starting Monday, a generic version of the impotence pill will be available for half of the usual $65-a-pill retail price. Generic maker Teva Pharmaceuticals can start selling its version then, but isn't disclosing the price.

Drug companies will get their first shot at introducing generic alternatives to Viagra next week, when drugmaker Pfizer Inc.'s patent-protected monopoly expires Monday. Additionally, patients with insurance may be able to receive a month's worth of pills "for as little as a $20 copayment".

Many more generics go on sale next summer, which will steadily slash the price of generics, possibly by 90 percent.

"The move to make Viagra Connect more widely accessible will encourage men to seek help within the healthcare system and increase awareness of erectile dysfunction", he said.

As many as 12 million prescriptions for Viagra and Cialis were filled in the USA past year.

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