Friday, February 08, 2008

Reference: The scourge of fake medicine, Bangkok Post, February 9, 2008

A recent Bangkok Post editorial (The scourge of fake medicine, Bangkok Post, February 9, 2008) refers to sildanifel citrate pills made by firms other than Pfizer and marketed under names other than Viagra as "fake" and claims that they don't work as well as the Pfizer product because they contain less of the active ingredient than advertised. The statement may be true of the sample of pills in the Pfizer study cited in the editorial but an informal survey of old, feeble, and otherwise unable retirees in Cha-am appears to indicate that non-Pfizer 100 mg sildanifel citrate pills currently available at prices the feeble retirees can afford work just as well if not better than the Pfizer product. It is a scourge all right, but more of a scourge for Pfizer than for consumers in whose interest one presumes the editorial was written.

Cha-am Jamal

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