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by Marijana Domazet, Sunday, May 12, 2013 | Categories: Viagra

Almost everyone who has been inundated with spam emails advertising the possibility to buy cheap Viagra online is well aware of how large the black market for selling counterfeit Viagra is. This market has been seemingly unaffected by numerous studies demonstrating the risks associated with these pills such as the fact that they often contain hazardous contaminants. Although we have provided prescriptions and the possibility to buy this treatment online in various countries, it has not been possible to do the same in the US. In an attempt to address these issues, Pfizer has aligned with a pharmacy to offer patients the possibility to buy Viagra online in the US for people who have a valid US prescription.

Earlier this week, the pharmaceutical company announced that patients would be able to purchase Viagra online, as well as refill existing prescriptions, check the status of their order and estimate insurance co-payments. In order to do so, it is essential that patients visit a doctor in a face-to-face environment to obtain a prescription. Naturally, the tablets will be more expensive than the counterfeits offered online. However, they will be safe and save patients the potential embarrassment of going to a pharmacy to get their treatment

We have been following the research and trends related to Pfizer for a long time, and can see that this development is long overdue. For instance, about two years ago, Pfizer published a study whereby they had analysed the chemical contents of counterfeit pills that had been sold online. They did so by purchasing treatments from the top 22 websites that came up following a search on the words “buy Viagra online”. The startling findings indicated that counterfeit treatments contained pesticides, commercial paint, printer ink and wallboard. In addition to that, 80% of the pills contained 30-50% less sildenafil (the active ingredient) than was advertised.

It is important to note that this development is only occurring in the US, and as such is not applicable to European countries. However, we would like to stress the importance of being safe with purchasing erectile dysfunction treatments online. For us, the safety of our patients cannot be understated and this is why we have taken so many pre-cautions to ensure that our patients are suitable for treatment and only supply them from a registered pharmacy. We understand that there may be many reasons for wishing to purchase a treatment online, and would urge anyone in this situation to research a website before making any purchases. The general rule is that you should only buy from a website that is either registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council or licensed by the Care Quality Commission.





 
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