Day 370 in Beijing: Viagra By Another Name Would Still Be A Blue Pill.

 

Viagra! Get your Viagra here!

Viagra! Get your Viagra here!

This is a picture from a local pharmacy.

Most of the pharmacies here are not in big hospitals or big box stores like Walgreens, Costco or Walmart.

They are in tiny little pharmacy stores.

It is very cute and much more accessible since there is usually one every few blocks.

We spied this one a few weeks ago by our old apartment.

Now, we all know that Viagra is the “blue pill” that gives men help in areas that seem to be, uh, lacking.

What I find interesting is that it is the only English word on the whole sign, and for that matter, the whole building, and that they have made it blue.

The Chinese script for it is below, also in “viagra” blue.

Marketing is everything.

Now, I don’t take viagra, but if I did, there is pretty much no way I’d buy it for a local Chinese pharmacy.

I’d go to a Western hospital or shopping area because I trust the goods that are imported much more than anything made here.

Sorry, just a fact because the testing and compliance issues seem to be very lax.

Jill and I have taken flu and cold medicine from the local pharmacies and they seem to be, at best, half the strength of the cold and flu meds we’d have back in the USA.

Also, these are made “under” the name of the same cold and flu meds in the States but one never knows if they are “really” made by the same companies outside of China or not.

When it comes to health, it pays to pay for the best and stay away from possible knock-offs.

Just my humble little opinion.

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