Teva Pharmaceuticals To Produce Generic Viagra

This holiday season at My Canadian Pharmacy, the fun just never stops. And if you have been tickled pink to discover the abundance of our Christmas offers, discounts and promotions, wait till we hit you with the main news of the year, and arguably, the decade: as of December 11, 2017, Teva Pharmaceuticals launches its version of generic Viagra.

Generic Viagra litigation with Teva Pharmaceuticals

The history of Teva Pharmaceutical interest in production of Generic Viagra is not new. The company had set its sights on the revolutionary ED pill back in 2010, declaring its intent to manufacture sildenafil (the active component of Viagra) preparation – which was disputed in court by the developer company. As a result, Teva Pharmaceuticals had to keep its project in the pipeline for another 7 years. But now, the happy day is here, and the highly anticipated generic by Teva Pharmaceuticals is ready to hit the market right as we are speaking.

Generic Viagra litigation with Teva Pharmaceuticals

In March 2016, the United States Drug Administration gave the FDA the first signature of Pfizer’s erectile drug Viagra, sildenafil. On Monday, December 11, it is introduced on the US market by the Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva, which holds the approval of the FDA. Pfizer’s patent actually extends until April 2020, but in 2013, the company signed an agreement with Teva, which allows the Israeli company to have a previous generic introduction. Under the agreement, Teva will pay Pfizer royalties on the sale. In order to counter the revenue strike generic competition, Pfizer launches a generic, cheaper variant of its original drug, writing several international media, including Stat News.

Unlike Viagra, commonly referred to as the ‘blue pill’, the generic variant is white and is called the active substance, sildenafil. Even the price will differ drastically from the original, reports Stat News, which states that a pill will cost about half of today’s Viagra, which pays a $65 sales price per pill, equivalent to approximately 550. How Teva’s product will cost is not known yet, but according to the insiders, the price of the original pill will be cut at least by half. Last year, global sales of Viagra Pfizer generated revenues of $ 1,564 million.

Viagra, the game-changer in ED treatment, summed up by Canadian Pharmacy

Treatment of erectile dysfunction was not the initial goal of the drug: Sildenafil had to treat cardiovascular disorders. Until a nurse noticed a certain embarrassment in the patients… The ‘blue pill’ would never have existed, had it not been for the attention and sensitivity of a nurse.

Despite the popularity of Viagra, scientists at the pharmaceutical company Pfizer were not looking for a medicine to treat impotence, but against cardiovascular disorders such as angina pectoris, a pain in the chest caused by the poor flow of blood into the coronary arteries. Sildenafil, the active ingredient of the drug, had to dilate the blood vessels of the heart by blocking a protein called PDE-5. In animal models it worked quite well and without any side effects, so in the early 90s it was tested and tested on humans.

The benefits on angina pectoris were not satisfactory. On the other hand, many treated patients started to show some ‘drawbacks’. During the visits of the nurses, a good number of the subjects appeared on their stomachs. A particularly careful nurse referred him to John LaMattina, then head of the research and development department of Pfizer, explaining that they probably felt embarrassed by unexpected erections. The dilated blood vessels were not those of the heart…

Sildenafil was working, but at a wrong spot in the body (compared to forecasts). The dilation of blood vessels is also the basic principle of erection: a pill was born against impotence. The Food and Drug Administration approved its use in 1998. In 2005, the FDA and the European Medicines Agency sanctioned its use also for another condition, pulmonary arterial hypertension (an increase in blood pressure at the inside the arterial vessels of the lung). The drug was the same, except that in this case it was sold as Revatio.

It is not such an exceptional case. The functioning of individual mechanisms of the human body is now rather well known, but that of the interaction of several parts of it is less. It may happen that one knows that a drug works, but that the reason why it is only hypothesized; so new uses of molecules are always around the corner, especially when, with their marketing, the patient sample that uses them increases.

The benefits of using My Canadian Pharmacy services

Generic Viagra litigation with Teva PharmaceuticalsWe at My Canadian Pharmacy are thrilled to welcome the new drug by Teva Pharmaceuticals to the much popular family of Viagra generics. If you are a long-time customer of ours, you must have noticed how we always try to find new, better ways of helping you take care of yourself, and this is one of such wonderful opportunities.

Other advantages of entrusting your health to the care of professionals of My Canadian Pharmacy can be outlined, but not exhausted, by the following points:

  • Dependable quality of produce
  • Reasonably low prices
  • Security of shopping
  • Confidentiality
  • Fast processing and shipping
  • Four best-selling bonus pills with every order
  • 10% coupon codes consistently in rotation
  • Free shipping for larger orders
  • Individual discount plans upon request.

Not a customer yet? We hope that this great news will mark the beginning of your own history of health with My Canadian Pharmacy!

You may also like...