Men who are bashful no longer have to go to the drugstore to buy that little blue pill. In a first for the drug industry, Pfizer Inc. reportedly says it will begin selling its popular erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website.
Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office announced the deal on Friday with Pfizer Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals. Each company will pay $18.1 million and attorney’s fees.
If brand-name prescription medicines cost you as little as generic pills, which would you choose? A few drugmakers have begun offering U.S. patients coupons to reduce copayments on brand-name medicines and compete with new generic versions of the drugs.
Federal regulators have decided not to approve a new combination cholesterol drug made by Merck & Co., at least for now.
A manufacturing mix-up by Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest drug maker, led to some packets being distributed with the pills out of order. That means a patient could have unknowingly skipped a dose and raised her risk of an accidental pregnancy.