Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Screw You Pfizer...

This might be a little late but many of you may or may not know that Viagra will now be sold online in a direct to consumer way.  This is absolutely ridiculous.

First off, they are taking money out of my pocket because according to them they can give it to you cheaper.  How about not making a 30 count bottle cost close to $800 and people won't complain that it's too expensive.  Also, I'm hoping they have licensed pharmacists at the company that will be taking care of the patient counseling, medical history check, etc.  The reason they are doing this is to not help the patient out, but to increase their margin.  I'm sure that those pills can't cost the company more than $2 to make but they still make it incredibly expensive for the consumer.  They have seen a drop in sales because of this, so they decided to cut out the middle man, a basic screw you to pharmacies worldwide.  And the whole story of them not wanting people to buy fake Viagra online is crap.

Why don't they cut out the doctors too and set up a skype session with a Pfizer doctor.  Who needs medical professionals anyway, their years of sacrifice and schooling to learn how to treat potentially dangerous diseases and how dangerous drugs work is all for show.  We all just did that for fun because we were bored, kinda like reading Hunger Games on our free time.

What's scary is that if this is successful and the corporate monsters see their margins rise and their profits soar, what's to stop them from doing the same thing with all their drugs.  What is Pfizer decided to start selling Celebrex on their website, then Lyrica, then Enbrel.  Then when all those go well, the Lilly company will come out and start selling Cialis online.  And the vicious cycle goes on.

I really hope those organizations that are designed to help out pharmacists, specifically retail pharmacists, and the organizations for independent pharmacists are doing something to try to stop this.  This could be the small snowball that eventually leads to an avalanche of problems for all pharmers.


  1. Once again our profession is disrespected.

  2. People never remember what drugs they take. Fatal interactions will be overlooked and Pfizer will be free of liability because the patient didn't tell them their meds. Yay corporate manslaughter!

  3. It seems like it's pharmacists turn to be overrun by the internet and computers. Our profession is following the banking industry