Sales of ED Medication More Than Doubling Due to Holiday Season



The holidays are here and that means one thing: it’s time to buy more erectile dysfunction medication?

Okay, maybe that isn’t the case for everyone, but consumers are certainly increasing their ED medication purchases to prepare for the holidays. Simply put, it’s been a very merry Christmas shopping season for the industry.

According to a study published by the Cleveland Clinic, approximately 40% of men over the age of 40 years old are effected by erectile dysfunction. Pharmacies have now reported a 61% increase in demand for ED medication thanks to more purchases in late November and early December.

“Christmas an be a pressure pot of financial worries and emotional stress and for men this can impact them physically, manifesting as a difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection,” said Stuart Gale, owner of an UK pharmacy. “Medication to treat this condition is limited on the NHS [National Health Service] and this, combined with the removal of stigma around erectile dysfunction, and the emergence of legitimate online doctor and pharmacy services, has led to more and more men going online to access treatment.”

The New York Times adds that the ED market is expected to continue growing over the next few months — especially when drugs like poplar ED medications like Cialis go off-patient, which is projected for September 2018.

“Erectile dysfunction is often a barometer of a man’s health,” said Dr. Steven Lamm, director of the Tisch Center for Men’s Health at New York University. “There is a potential for it really to be a reflection of vascular disease. You want to be certain you have the right screening procedures to rule out the person who is inappropriate to be put on this. I think the companies that are going to be initiating this field understand that. They’d have to be idiots not to.”

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