Post Edited By Moderator (TC-LasVegas) : 8/14/2010 8:16:48 PM (GMT-6)
PSA from 3.2 to 4.3 in one yr
4 of 12 cores positive, one lobe, less than 10%
Inflammation only second lobe
Stage T1C Clinical Dx
PSA prior to surgery: 3.9
Da Vinci Prostatectomy 2/27/07:
PCa in BOTH lobes 5-10% of gland
Negative tissue margins
Bladder, seminal ves, vas deferntia negative
Two inguinal hernia repairs
Catheter removed 1 wk after surgery
Full continence (no pad needed) 1 wk after surgery
I have also been looking into the generic market substitutes and I thought I would pass along the info I have come up with so far. Note that this info may be incomplete and is only from info I have found on the web and accuracy has not been verified. Also, I am not making any recommendations for anybody! I am just passing this along as I found it an interesting subject….
I have just looked at four Pharmas for which AllDayChemist sold their pills… ADC has a fairly good website with details and manufactures that was easy to follow. This is not a recommendation for AllDayChemist either. There are also a few other companies and equivalent websites, but I feel it would be redundant and I was getting tired. J
The generic “Viagra” pills at the 100mg strength sell for $0.54 -> $2.00 each from ADC. As we know, Real Pfitzer 100mg Viagra rins around $11.00 per tablet. 100mg tablets can be cut in half for a 50mg dose which would cost the per dose in half.
As you can see, Cipla and Ranbaxy are two very large phamas internationally, and both also have FDA approvals for the manufactiring of some drugs to the US already. Adjanta is a smaller company of 700 employees and then followed by Cooper for which I could not find any financials, but they say they employ about 300.
NO generic “Viagra” (Sildenafil Citrate) drugs are US FDA approved for sale in the US. They may or are approved for sales in other countries. Similar situations exist for generic “Cialis” (Tadalafil) which are also manufactured by the same companies..
Cipla Pharma (India) http://www.cipla.com/index.htm
Annual Sales 3667 rupees/crores = 36,670,000,000 rupees = approx $900 million USD
Exports for the financial year ended March 31, 2006 amounted to more than Rs. 15,000 million. Cipla exports raw materials, intermediates, prescription drugs, OTC products and veterinary products. Cipla also offers technology for products and processes. Technical know-how/fees received during the year 2005-06 amounted to Rs.4156 million. Cipla's manufacturing facilities have been approved by the following regulatory authorities:
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), UK Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia Medicines Control Council (MCC), South Africa National Institute of Pharmacy (NIP), Hungary Pharamaceutical Inspection Convention (PIC), Germany World Health Organisation (WHO) Department of Health, CanadaState Institute for the Control of Drugs, Slovak RepublicANVISA, Brazil
Makers of Silagra 100 (and other sizes)
Each film-coated tablet contains Sildenafil Citrate equivalent to Sildenafil 100 mg
Silagra 100 mg (Cipla) 64 tablets $128.00 ($2.00 per tablet)
ADC Note : Brand 'Suhagra' also made by Cipla may be substituted
(My note: Suhagra is made by a Cipla licensed subsidery… Okasa Cipla)
Ranbaxy Pharma (India) http://www.ranbaxy.com/
Annual Sales (year ending Aug 2006)
60,652 million rupees = approx 1.5 Billion USD
86 Million USD of legitimate US sales for the last quarter (3 months)
Corporate Profile http://www.ranbaxy.com/aboutus/aboutus.aspx
Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, headquartered in India, is an integrated, research based, international pharmaceutical company, producing a wide range of quality, affordable generic medicines, trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies. The Company is ranked amongst the top ten global generic companies and has a presence in 23 of the top 25 pharma markets of the world. The Company with a global footprint in 49 countries, worldclass manufacturing facilities in 11 and a diverse product portfolio, is rapidly moving towards global leadership, riding on its success in the world’s emerging and developed markets.
And they also now have a presence in the USA: http://www.ranbaxyusa.com/
Makers of Caverta (Sildenafil Citrate)
Caverta 100 mg (Ranbaxy) 64 tablets $128.00 ($2.00 per tablet)
Cooper Pharma (India) http://www.cooperpharma.com/
Could not find sales financials for Cooper Pharma.
A portion of their profile from their web pages is as follows:
“COOPER TODAY The growth rate of COOPER to day is 30%. We employ 200 direct workman and about 100 staff, pharmacists and executives. Our manufacturing facilities are strategically located in Delhi and Sikandrabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh. 60% or our business comes from exports. All major inspecting authorities such a Drug Control Department, India and Director General of Health Services, India approve our manufacturing facilities. For quality control and development of products, we have in house, well-equipped laboratory duly approved by the aforesaid inspecting authorities.”
Makers of Manly (Sildenafil Citrate)
Sildenafil Citrate 100 mg* 60 plus 60 tablets bonus $64.20 ($0.54 per tablet)
* Shipping as dark pink
Adjanta Pharma (India) http://www.ajantapharma.com/
Annual Sales thru 2007
24717 Rs. Lacs = 2,471,700,000 rupees = approx $60 million USD
From some of their web pages…
"Ajanta was incorporated in 1973 and has since moved up the value chain from being a small manufacturer to a vibrant marketing and research-oriented company. Ajanta is now one of the leading pharmaceutical companies from India"
"Our marketing field force consists of more than 700 people reaching out to 75,000 doctors and 125,000 pharmacies. To service the three teams, we have a developed excellent logistics and IT infrastructure. All the warehouses, stockists and distribution agents are connected online through ERP system. This ensures efficient stock monitoring, allowing us to be responsive to customer needs”
Makers of Kamagra (Sildenafil Citrate)
Kamagra 100 mg (Adjanta) 64 tablets $128.00 ($2.00 per tablet)
Kamagra Soft Tablets (Ajanta) 64 tablets $96.00 ($1.50 per tablet)
Summing it up...
That’s a lot of info to digest, but the more information anybody has, the the better decisions they can make... Use you own due care and diligence with any of this information... And if you find out more info, pass it along!
Take care Folks
and God Bless!
MY PCP told me that drug companies make a fortune on some meds. Said it is common for drugs that cost a few pennies to produce to be sold for $10 or more per pill....Viagra being a prime, but not isolated, example.
Several on here have used both and report very good results, which is why I ordered 240 generic Viagra pills from alldaychemist just a few days ago.
Greetings, everyone. My doc gave me samples of multiple strengths of both Cialis and Levitra. Both seemed to work well regardless of the strength. Before I could even go to the pharmacy, I read about ADC on this website and decided to order. I did order the Levitra generic (as I understand it the Cialis can't be shipped to the USA because of the patent still being active in the USA). They shipped promptly and I received my order in about 10 days. I believe I ordered 60 pills and the bill including shipping was about $90 or about $1.50 per pill vs the $11 or $12 the pharmacy indicated they would charge.
I take a pill at night before I go to bed 2 times a week. I have taken it during the day when I first was learning the most effective treatment and I did get the stuffy nose and face flushing although it wasn't too bad. Now that I take it at bedtime I never even realize the side effects that I am experiencing! It seems to work fine - I still had some samples my doc had given me of the name brands and I used them interchangably and could never tell any difference. I did mention to my doc what I had done and he said he understood that some drugs from overseas were not as effective and that doses were lower (but that wasn't specifically for ED drugs but in general drugs ordered from overseas). I gave him the info and he said if it works - use it.
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They fell off the earth about 2-3 weeks ago, starting to have problems with credit cards then asking people for banking details and account numbers, not good?