Viagra is one of the top products of Pfizer corporation used for ED curing. This remedy belongs to the widely known group of drugs that inhibit PDE5 ( a special enzyme in the body). It is called by people “blue diamond” (due to the specific form of the tablet), “vit V”, or simply “blue pill”.

Sales volumes

At the beginning of the XXIth century, the drug accounted for around 90 percent of the world market of prescribed anti-ED medicaments. In 2007, the medicament’s global share was reduced to 50 percent. It happened because of several reasons including developing of other remedies causing PDE5 inhibition, such as vardenafil & tadalafil, along with multiple counterfeited medicaments, and some cases of serious vision problems in male persons who took blue pills. In 2012, the medicament sales brought the company more than 2 billion dollars (worldwide revenue), which accounted for 3.3% of annual income. In 2013-2015 years, sales volumes slightly decreased (information from statista.com website):
– 2013 – 1.881 billion dollars;
– 2014 – 1.685 billion dollars;
– 2015 – 1.708 billion dollars.

Viagra for sale at official website

In 2013, Pfizer launched the sale of famous blue pills via the World Wide Web. Sale of Viagra tablets directly from the producer helps Pfizer firm to fight against widespread counterfeiting, which is currently available on the network. The firm argues that fake medicaments belonging to other pharma groups and imitating the blue pill, not only can be dangerous to health but also cause huge losses of company’s profit. Pfizer competitors – Eli Lilly USA and GlaxoSmithKline corporation – quickly followed that example, because they also suffer losses due to illegal activity of online chemist’s shops.
Males who have a healthcare professional’s prescription can confidentially order “blue diamonds” via the Internet. Pfizer develops a special discount program called Savings Card, which allows men to economize costs (up to 450 dollars per three prescriptions each including at least 6 pills). Many Viagra sale pharmacies take part in this discount program. This offer is available only in the US and Puerto Rico. A person can use 450$ discount only once per year and cannot transfer it to other people. Patients can receive savings offer by downloading it at viagra.com website or fill in an online application in order to receive an offer by email or SMS.

Sales of the medicament’s generics in the USA

FDA has registered the first generic of “vitamin V”. Marketing authorization was granted to the remedy having sildenafil as the main active agent and developed by Teva pharma company. In accordance with the special agreement signed between Teva and Pfizer (which owns the rights to the original remedy), the generic medicament will be on sale at the end of 2017. In addition, Pfizer corporation will receive royalties from sales of generics until April 2020, when the patent on sildenafil expires on the territory of US. The medicament manufactured by Teva will be available in US chemist’s shops in dosages analogous to the brand medicament (25, 50 and 100 milligrams).