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#1 Hum

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 13:59

TRENTON, NJ (AP) -- Men who are bashful about needing help in the bedroom no longer have to go to the drugstore to buy that little blue pill.

In a first for the drug industry, Pfizer Inc. told The Associated Press that the drugmaker will begin selling its popular erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website.

Men still will need a prescription to buy the blue, diamond-shaped pill on viagra.com, but they no longer have to face a pharmacist to get it filled. And for those who are bothered by Viagra's steep $25-a-pill price, Pfizer is offering three free pills with the first order and 30 percent off the second one.

Pfizer's bold move blows up the drug industry's distribution model. Drugmakers don't sell medicines directly to patients. Instead, they sell in bulk to wholesalers, who then distribute the drugs to pharmacies, hospitals and doctors' offices.

But the world's second-largest drugmaker is trying a new strategy to tackle a problem that plagues the industry. Unscrupulous online pharmacies increasingly offer patients counterfeit versions of Viagra and other brand-name drugs for up to 95 percent off with no prescription needed. Patients don't realize the drugs are fake or that legitimate pharmacies require a prescription.

Other major drugmakers likely will watch Pfizer's move closely. If it works, drugmakers could begin selling other medicines that are rampantly counterfeited and sold online, particularly treatments for non-urgent conditions seen as embarrassing. Think: diet drugs, medicines for baldness and birth control pills.

"If it works, everybody will hop on the train," says Les Funtleyder, a health care strategist at private equity fund Poliwogg who believes Pfizer's site will attract "fence-sitters" who are nervous about buying online.

The online Viagra sales are Pfizer's latest effort to combat a problem that has grown with the popularity of the Internet.

In recent years, Americans have become more comfortable with online shopping, with many even buying prescription drugs online. That's particularly true for those who don't have insurance, are bargain hunters or want to keep their medicine purchases private.

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#2 Tigurinn

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 14:08

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#3 siah1214

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 14:08

Came into this thread expecting spam, got Hum instead. It was a good day.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 14:18

I thought they had found a cure for embarrassment...probably just as well that they haven't, some people need embarrassment to keep them in check.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 14:19

I've always wanted to try one just to see what it's like.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 14:21

I've always wanted to try one just to see what it's like.

Very blue and blurry apparently, not sure how it makes you see blue though.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 14:36

I've always wanted to try one just to see what it's like.


You've never gotten a woody before?

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 14:41

I've always wanted to try one just to see what it's like.

Yeah but you know the one time you try it you end up with a greater-than-4-hour erection and have to go to the hospital and have to explain yourself to all the doctors and nurses.


I had a dream once where Rush Limbaugh was trying to force me to take a whole bottle of them. It was mildly traumatizing so I think I've got a bit of a phobia towards them.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 15:42

I had a dream once where Rush Limbaugh was trying to force me to take a whole bottle of them. It was mildly traumatizing so I think I've got a bit of a phobia towards them.


I'd be less worried about the pills, and more worried about why you're dreaming about them in combination with Rush Limbaugh, to be honest! :p

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 15:48

I had a dream once where Rush Limbaugh was trying to force me to take a whole bottle of them. It was mildly traumatizing so I think I've got a bit of a phobia towards them.


That's the sort of thing you really shouldn't share with strangers. :o

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 15:57

I had a dream once where Rush Limbaugh was trying to force me to take a whole bottle of them. It was mildly traumatizing so I think I've got a bit of a phobia towards them.


any dream with rush limbaugh in it would be traumatizing... i'm scared to think of what he wanted you to do after the viagra kicked in tho! :x

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 15:59

BONER PILLS!!!!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 16:01

Yeah but you know the one time you try it you end up with a greater-than-4-hour erection and have to go to the hospital and have to explain yourself to all the doctors and nurses.

I had a dream once where Rush Limbaugh was trying to force me to take a whole bottle of them. It was mildly traumatizing so I think I've got a bit of a phobia towards them.


I dream of Siah :p

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 16:32

I have tried both the original and the "oh no they are as good as mate, just herbal innit" knockoffs. I will say outright, the knockoffs are CRAP. Pure placebo. Waste of money.

The originals, well I am 30's, don't need them but they certainly made me repeat more.

Now, if you want an awesome night, give one to your missus. Trust me on this...

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 16:44

I have tried both the original and the "oh no they are as good as mate, just herbal innit" knockoffs. I will say outright, the knockoffs are CRAP. Pure placebo. Waste of money.

The originals, well I am 30's, don't need them but they certainly made me repeat more.

Now, if you want an awesome night, give one to your missus. Trust me on this...


I have actually heard women taking these before.. I guess if they get more increased blood flow.. the more sensitive the fun stuff is..

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