Pfizer launches website for purchasing Viagra

(CBS42)
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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1367881097&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4046036&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1367881097 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Pfizer, the pharmaceutical company best known for producing drugs such as Celebrex, Lipitor and Zithromax, announced on Monday that it is setting up its own site to sell Viagra.

The move is designed to battle the sale of counterfeit versions of  the pill.

According to Pfizer, most online sites that sell medications are not legitimate.

A 2011 study by Pfizer’s security department found that counterfeit pills have only a fraction of the active ingredients advertised in the real pill.

Viagra is Pfizer’s most frequently counterfeited product.

While a trip to the doctor may not be required for much longer, because of the website, a prescription is still required in order to purchase the medication.

The new site is http://www.viagra.com

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