Get Viagra Over The Counter: Blue Pill To Be Available Without Prescription In Britain Soon

British men will be the first in the world who will be able to acquire viagra without a prescription. A British regulatory body has given the green light for the pill to be sold over-the-counter.

Men will be able to buy the pill that helps solve erectile dysfunction at a pharmacy after consultation with a pharmacist instead of having to get a prescription form the doctor. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced the change Tuesday.

“Erectile dysfunction can be a debilitating condition, so it’s important men feel they have fast access to quality and legitimate care,” said Mick Foy of the MHRA in a press release.

The pill changed designations from “prescription only medicine” to “pharmacy” status. It is the first erectile dysfunction pill to do so.

The non-prescription version of the medicine, known as Viagra Connect, will be available in the United Kingdom in the Spring of 2018. It will be sold as a four-pack and be available for around $27, according to Time Magazine.

Viagra was first launched by Pfizer in 1998 after it was discovered to help erectile dysfunction during testing as a heart medication. Sales for the drug worldwide peaked in 2012 bringing in more than $2 billion, but have since declined due to expired patents. Pfizer hopes that offering the drug over the counter will help prevent men from trying to find the pill illicitly. The MHRA said it has seized more than $67 million in counterfeit and unlicensed erectile dysfunction medicine.

“It’s important men feel they have fast access to quality and legitimate care, and do not feel they need to turn to counterfeit online supplies which could have potentially serious side effects,” said Foy in the release.

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