Viagra imitations may flood market: Legal copies could be sold for as little as 85p
Patent protection on \’little blue pill\’ will expire in Britain this month
Rival versions could be sold for less than a tenth of cost of Viagra
I once speculated that this would lead to less spam about dick hardeners, not more.
So, you\’ve got more people potentially able to manufacture and retail the drug. This would, one would suppose, lead to more advertising…..of which spam is a type.
However, I think that the real driver of spam here is the vast profit margins that can be made by supplying something currently priced at a patent monopolist\’s whim. The drug itself is easy enough to make. And pills that don\’t contain any of it at all are even easier to make. The attractions of selling something at £10 when it cost 5 p are obvious.
When anyone at all can get a fully legal version on the High Street for under a £1, the attractions of spamming would seem to decline.
That\’s why I think the end of the patent will leasd to less spam.