04/16/2005: Thought for the Day:
Sildenafil citrate... is currently sold by Pfizer (in which I have no stock) under the name of Viagra, but even after the patent expires the name seems likely to remain in the language, like Kleenex or Xerox, as the term for a whole product category and not just one brand.
Of course, there are now other products for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, which goes by the friendly acronym ED. (This sounds like someone you might play poker with once a week.) Treatments for our pal ED now include Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline's Levitra (vardenafil hydrochloride), a brand name derived from the Latin root of the verb "to raise," and ICOS and Eli Lilly's Cialis (tadalafil), which sounds like an MTV VJ from the late 1980s.
Len on 04.16.05 @ 02:31 PM CST