Viagra sales don't meet expectations

May 20, 2007

While sales of erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra have been steady since their release, their popularity has not met expectations, the Miami Herald said.

The newspaper Saturday reported while initial annual sales estimates for Viagra alone were around $5 billion, the total sales of the top three erectile medications have totaled $3 billion a year.

While sales of the drugs have been somewhat disappointing, they have been credited by some with making erectile dysfunction a less embarrassing medical condition.

"Before Viagra, a lot of men with erection problems were angry and withdrawn in their relationships," sex counselor Dr. Judy Kuriansky said. "They didn't want sex; their partners didn't know what was going on; the women blamed themselves, and it was a mess."

The Herald said that failure of the drug to work for all men may be behind the medication's lack of success as erections only occur in two out of three men when the problem has an organic basis.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Generic transplant drugs as good as brand name, study finds

Related Stories

Dinosaur-times cockroach caught in amber, from Myanmar

17 hours ago

Geologica Carpathica has a paper on a new family of predatory cockroaches. Predatory? The authors, Peter Vrsansky and Günter Bechly, from the Slovak Republic and Germany, respectively, said that "unique adapta ...

Comcast must show what's next after collapse of deal

17 hours ago

Comcast, which reports financial results on Monday, faces some tough questions about what's next for the country's biggest cable company after its dreams of a far-reaching network collapsed with the death of its $45 billion ...

Japan eyeing 26% greenhouse gas cut: officials

17 hours ago

Japan is planning to pledge a 26 percent cut in its greenhouse gas emissions from 2013 levels, ahead of a global summit on climate change this year, officials said Friday.

Recommended for you

Solid, heat-resistant vaccine to ease immunisation processes

Apr 30, 2015

EU researchers have set out to substitute liquid and freeze-dried vaccines for new, solid state candidates. If successful, the research will enable the large scale production of new virosome-based vaccines with increased ...

Screening for bacteriuria in pregnant women: Benefit unclear

Apr 30, 2015

Due to a lack of suitable studies, no conclusions can be drawn on the patient-relevant benefit or harm of screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) in pregnant women. The benefit of antibiotic treatment of ASB following ...

First generic Abilify approved

Apr 30, 2015

(HealthDay)—The first generic versions of the atypical antipsychotic drug Abilify (aripiprazole) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.