Viagra is manufactured and sold by Pfizer. The chemical name for the pill is Flagyl Metronidazole. Pfizer is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation. The company has its headquarters in midtown Manhattan, in New York City and research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut. The company produces Lipitor (Atorvastatin, used to lower blood cholesterol), Lyrica for neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia, also known as Pregabalin, Diflucan or Fluconazole for oral antifungal medication, Zithromax or Azithromycin, an antibiotic, Viagra or Sildenafil for erectile dysfunction and Celebrex or Celecoxib also known as Celebra in some countries in South America which cures inflammation.
On the website onlinepharmacyandmedicine.com there are options for buying either a 50 milligram or a 100 milligram pack of Flagyl Metronidazole. If you are buying 30 pills of a 100 milligram pack you will be spending $66.70 US dollars instead of $72.70. If you are buying 60 pills which most online buyers buy then you will be spending $123 US dollars instead of $134.07 and will be saving $10.40 US dollars. If you are buying 90 pills you will be spending $183.60 US dollars instead of $200.12 US dollars and will be saving $16.50 US dollars. If you are buying 120 pills you will be spending $243.60 instead of $265.52 and will be saving $23.20 US dollars. If you are buying 240 pills you will be spending $484.80 instead of $528.43 and will be saving $48.80 US dollars.
On April 8th 2004, the company was listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
In 2009, the company was found guilty of the largest health care fraud in US history and received the largest criminal penalty for the illegal marketing of four of its drugs namely Bextra, Geodon, Zyvox and Lyrica. The company was declared a repeat offender and was the company’s fourth settlement with the US Department of Justice in the past ten years.
Pfizer decided to buy out the Pharmacy Online giant Wyeth for $68 billion US dollars on January 26, 2009. The deal was financed with cash, shares and loans and was completed on 15th October, 2009.
The company was named after the German American cousins Charles Pfizer and Erhardt. They were from a place called Ludwigsburg in Germany. They launched a fine chemicals business called Charles Pfizer and Company, from a building which lay at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Bartlett Street. This building lay in a part of Brooklyn called Williamsburg and the business was started in 1849. The first product of the company was an antiparasitic called Santonin. The product was an instant success, but it was the production of citric acid that had things really going for the company in the 1880s. In the meantime, Pfizer was also busy in buying more and more property to expand its laboratory. The laboratory and the Pfizer factory expanded on the border of the block bounded by Bartlett Street, Harrison Avenue, Gerry Street and Flushing Avenue. This location was used by Pfizer till 2005. In 2005, the company closed its original plant.