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Thailand to sell generic Viagra drug says officials

Published on Sep 26, 2012 6:07 PM
 
 Photo illustration to show the young taking Viagra. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand has approved an affordable generic version of the anti-impotence drug Viagra to go on sale next week as the country looks to combat rampant counterfeit production, officials said on Wednesday.

The Thai diamond-shaped little blue pill, which resembles the original produced by United States (US) pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, is called "Sidegra" and will be available on prescription across the country on Oct 1.

Priced at 25 baht (S$0.98) per pill, Thailand's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it will be ten times cheaper than full-price Viagra.

"This measure will solve widespread production of fake drugs by increasing accessibility to the legal version," FDA secretary general Pipat Yingseree said in a statement.

 
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