Viagra: Now Available Directly Online

Roni Shye
Roni Shye, PharmD BCGP BCACP, is a licensed pharmacist in the states of Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
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The “little blue pill” Viagra is now available online directly from the manufacturer, Pfizer. In a first move of its kind, the erectile dysfunction medicine is being offered directly on the manufacturer’s website, through a contracted pharmacy.

How does it work? First, a prescription from your healthcare provider is still required. You can also use your regular insurance when ordering online. When you place an order, your prescription is filled by a licensed pharmacy and mailed directly to you.

The move has been made in part to provide an alternative for those that want to remain anonymous (rather than picking up Viagra from a local pharmacy). It should also help in the fight against the huge counterfeit market, where Viagra is the most counterfeited drug. By offering it officially online, Pfizer hopes to provide a safer alternative to the countless fake pharmacies that lure you in with offers for cheaper versions.

If successful, you may see other prescriptions offered in a similar manner.

Till next week,

The GoodRx Pharmacist

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