Posts Tagged ‘viagra

05
Jul
11

Google+ Spam Campaign Promoting Viagra

In what loss to be the first major cyber criminal drug campaign exploiting the Google+ brand, spammers are sending out fake Google+ invitations that in reality point to online pharmacies selling illegal generic versions of Viagra.

The messages look similar to the real emails that users may receive from friends who are already members of Google+.

However, clicking on the links will not take you to the new social network, but instead take you to a Canadian Pharmacy website promoting illegal Viagra, Cialis and Levitra online. In the case of the site shown below, they even have a special July 4th promotion – just in case you were hoping for additional fireworks on the night.

The spammers are no doubt hoping that the email will be too hard to resist for many people eager to see Google’s new social network, although just how many users will be tempted to buy illegal drugs online is unknown.

05
Jul
11

Condom sales in Georgia on the Rise

Data from the National Statistics Office of Georgia has highlighted a 29% increase in the total amount of investment in the import of condoms from $350,000 to $450,000 in 2010 from the same period in 2009.

Viagra, the erectile dysfunction treatment drug, has also seen an increase in sales. GPC, a pharmaceutical company in Georgia, says that it sells on average 200 packets of Viagra a month. However, the company that produces Viagra, Pfizer, will be facing competition from the Georgian company GM Pharmaceuticals who have recently started to produce a generic version of Viagra, simply called ‘Sildenafil’. Sildenafil Citrate is the active ingredient in Viagra.

The Sexologist Gia Beorishvili says that the number of his male patients is permanently increasing although, he still believes that the prevailaing Georgian mentality is to avoid trips to the sexologist in order to seek help with their sex life. However, compared to 10-15 ago the use of Sildenafil Citrate is much greater, presumably as more people become better educated about the treatments available for erectile dysfunction.

Beorishvili adds, “The experience showed that Viagra is a very efficient medicine. That’s why I regularly prescribe Viagra or other substitute medicines for treatment of my patients who have the need for it.”

31
Mar
11

Drug dealer spared jail by soft judge

olin MacDonald, 34, appeared for sentencing before Judge Stephen Holt after cops who raided his home found:
90g of highly-addictive crystal meth rocks stuffed in a washbag;
90g of powdered cocaine;
100 ecstasy pills;
85g of amphetamines, and THREE bin bags stuffed with dried cannabis leaves.

Police also discovered seven boxes of Viagra, a large quantity of powerful painkiller Tramadol, self-seal bags and two sets of scales. MacDonald admitted five counts of possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs at a magistrates’ hearing. Yet Judge Holt gave him just a suspended 12-month jail term.
And MacDonald, of Dollis Hill, North London, walked free.

31
Mar
11

Viagra turns thirteen

27th March this day in 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug Viagra, Later that year; it was approved for sale on the European market by the European Commission.

The main ingredient of Viagra – the chemical sildenafil – was initially being trialled as a treatment for angina. But researchers at Pfizer soon found that, while sildenafil had nominal effect on angina patients, it was highly effective at inducing erections. The reaction took about an hour, a little longer if the pill was taken after eating fatty foods. Seeing the economic opportunity in such a biochemical effect, Pfizer decided to market the drug for male impotence also know as erectile dysfunction.

When Viagra was first marketed, erectile dysfunction was a condition that was under-recognised by most members of the public. So in order to increase awareness, Pfizer recruited ex-US Presidential candidate Bob Dole to act as a spokesperson for Viagra in advertisements. This post would later also be filled by the Brazilian football legend Pele.

The popularity of Viagra would eventually inspire Pfizer’s competitors to create their own erectile dysfunction treatments. The first of these to be approved was Levitra, which was co-marketed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Bayer and Schering-Plough in August 2003. In October 2003 another erectile dysfunction medication called Cialis, marketed by GSK, was approved.

All three erectile dysfunction medications have been used by millions of men worldwide. Viagra sales in 2010 alone were around $1.9 billion. Next year Pfizer will face an important milestone – the expiration of Viagra’s American patent. In parts of the world where Viagra does not have a valid patent, such as China, genetic versions of Viagra are already available under names such as Kamagra and Caverta. Once the US patent is up (providing Pfizer is unable to obtain an extension), generic versions of Viagra may begin to become a significant rival to the branded drug.

31
Mar
11

Medicare illegally spent over $3 million on Viagra

The American company Medicare have reportedly spent three million dollars illegally on Viagra for the elderly and disabled it emerged yesterday.

Administrators have blamed the payouts in 2007 and 2008 on a computer software error and vowed to try to recover the money for private insurers. The spending breached a 2005 ban on erectile dysfunction drugs under the government health program.
In his report, George Reeb, acting deputy inspector general for audit services at the Department of Health, said Medicare ‘should not have covered these drugs.’ It paid out more than $3 million alone for Viagra tablets which had $1.9 billion sales in 2010, according to Bloomberg.
Medicare also paid an unknown amount for impotence drugs in 2009 and 2010, said the report.
Viagra
The payouts  were a fraction of Medicare’s spending on drugs over the two-year period which came to $133 billion. Medicare’s administrators told the inspector general they would fix the mistake by updating computer databases with codes for the banned drugs.
29
Sep
10

PFIZER LOSE OUT ON 150K TO AN EMPLOYEE SCAM ON VIAGRA

A Pfizer office worker stole over £150,000 from her bosses to fund and expensive Lifestyle.

Carol Jones who was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court along with her husband for 19 months for stealing Viagra to fund holidays and spending sprees.

Apparently her husbands business was struggling but the couple managed to have a lifestyle like of “Keeping up with the Joneses”, Manchester Crown Court heard.

But they were caught out in spring 2007 when bosses at Pfizer became suspicious of why money had vanished.

Jones kept her husband “under the radar” while working with him to get payment from Pfizer for overpriced work. The couple also billed a firm responsible for facilities management for “phantom” work Pfizer had already paid for.

The couple, of Winsford, Cheshire, were convicted of false accounting, deception and fraud. Jones was jailed for 16 months and her husband for 19 months.

27
May
10

Effects of Viagra

So far Viagra has been the biggest seller of all medication year upon year, and it never seems to be to far out of the news some way or another.

So far this year, we have had Dogs & babies saved my taking Viagra tablets for heart conditions, women being able to get pregnant when unable before from taking Viagra UK all good things so far.

But there have been reports this year of things turning out not so well for people who have tried Viagra. For example take the man who tried to much viagra and his vision went blue, pretty annoying hey.

Or new reports coming out that you can now go deaf from taking Viagra, well atleast you wont have to hear the wife going on…

And last of all the German rocker who went on a weekend booze, women & Viagra binge and couldn’t see straight for days afterwards, not to convinced about that one I would imagine other factors like drugs & alcohol came in to play.

But there has also been some good news for the women to shout about, female Viagra is on the horizon.