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Ten years of Viagra

Today is the 10th anniversary of the FDA’s approval of sildenafil nitrate for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. A decade and over 30 million users later, there’s very little left to say about Viagra that hasn’t been said before. Maybe that’s why the media coverage of the anniversary has been somewhat modest. I nevertheless found this pretty neat graphic in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo. It’s, of course, in Spanish, but I hope you get the gist of it.

After this anniversary, Pfizer probably won’t be looking forward to future ones; their patent on the drug is set to “go limp” between 2011 and 2013.


Image by n3wjack’s world in pixels


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    Bo Yu said:

    Viagra is really a big hit in China during the past years. But it seems that our people do not know the difference between the famous 3 relatives. To them, the drugs are all called “viagra”. So in another view, it doesn’t matter when the patent on the drug is really set to “go limp”, except the sales numbers.

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