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Generic Viagra to be available in late 2017
Generic Viagra to be available in late 2017

Generic Viagra will hit the market more than two years earlier than expected under a settlement reached by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and the maker of the impotence drug, Pfizer Inc. Teva can enter the market on Dec. 11, 2017, and will pay patent royalties through the expiration of the Viagra patent in April 2020, New York-based Pfizer said in a statement. Other terms weren't disclosed. Viagra, whose chemical name is sildenafil citrate, is one of Pfizer's best-known medicines. The drug's sales totaled $2.05 billion in 2012, its best year ever. Pfizer this year began selling the blue pill through a company-sponsored website to combat counterfeit versions sold online. The...

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