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China launches erectile dysfunction drug less than half the price of Viagra

A Chinese brand has launched a new drug that will help erectile dysfunction, which is about 60-percent cheaper for every tablet than sildenafil-based foreign products.

Beijing: A Chinese brand has launched a new drug that will help erectile dysfunction, which is about 60-percent cheaper for every tablet than sildenafil-based foreign products.

Guangzhou Baiyuanshan Pharmaceutical Holdings Co has officially launched China's first sildenafil-based medicine for erectile dysfunction, named 'Jin'ge,' which literally translates as "golden spear," the China Daily reported.

It was a generic drug similar to the US-based company Pfizer's Viagra, whose patent in China expired in May.

Wang Wenchu said that Baiyunshan aims to amend the scenario that foreign manufacturers currently dominate the erectile-dysfunction treatment market.

The company started research and development on medicines that use sildenafil as the main ingredient in the 1990s, but had to stop its research after Viagra was patented in China in 2001.

A pack of one tablet costs 48 yuan.  

From Zee News

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