Viagra: will branded or generic versions make a difference?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABy Colin Cable, Pharmaceutical Science Information Adviser

Viagra loses its patent in the UK today. This means that Pfizer, the company that first made Viagra, will no longer have exclusive rights to its production. Instead, other companies will be able to manufacture and sell generic versions of this medicine. Read more Viagra: will branded or generic versions make a difference?

Human body enhancement – lessons from the past

By John Betts, Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum Officer

Sections of human skull, a packet of Viagra, strychnine and anabolic steroids – both used in the past as doping substances in sport, and examples of Victorian medicines and pharmacy equipment – these are some of the objects the RPS Museum has recently lent to exhibitions and displays currently on in London. It is really interesting to see that curators from the Wellcome Collection, the Florence Nightingale Museum and the 2012 Olympic Games site are using our objects for their exhibitions and displays in new, fascinating, and sometimes unexpected ways. Read more Human body enhancement – lessons from the past