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Viagra celebrates 15 years in Canada

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On March 7, 1999, Pfizer's Viagra finally (and legally) became available to Canadians after a year of obtaining the little blue pill through grey markets from the United States.

In the 20 months Viagra was available in pharmacies across the country, 1 million prescriptions were written - that's about 50,000 a month.

Viagra lost its Canadian patent in November 2012, Viagra dropped prices by 25 percent, but has been able to hold its ground to emerging generics and competition from the likes of Eli Lilly's Cialis & Levitra.

To date, 85 million of the blue pills have been dispensed in Canada.

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