Online pharmacy Zava intends to prepare Viagra for Brexit

Planning ahead: Zava is the largest digital healthcare company in Europe and specializes in prescribing sexual health treatments for patients who do not visit their GP

One of Britain's largest online pharmacies is saving one million Viagra pills in preparation for the hard Brexit

Jamie Nimmo, Financial Mail on Sunday

One of Britain's largest online pharmacies is saving one million Viagra pills in preparation for a hard Brexit.

London-based Zava is the largest digital health company in Europe and specializes in prescribing sexual health treatments for patients who do not have to visit their GP for fear of shame.

The company, whose online pharmacy platform is used by Superdrug and which has one million active patients in the UK, usually holds around two weeks of stock.

Planning ahead: Zava is the largest digital healthcare company in Europe and specializes in prescribing sexual health treatments for patients who do not visit their GP

Planning ahead: Zava is the largest digital healthcare company in Europe and specializes in prescribing sexual health treatments for patients who do not visit their GP

But President David Meinertz told The Mail on Sunday that the company aims to extend this to three or four months at the end of the year – or about one million Viagra pills.

& # 39; We have gone through the different medications that we usually prescribe in volumes and looked at different ways to source them to ensure that if we really have a no-deal or a hard Brexit, we are prepared , & # 39; he said.

Whatever happens, we must ensure that we can take care of the patients who come to us. & # 39;

Drugs & # 39; s fear that a tough Brexit could disrupt medical facilities between the EU and Britain.

Last month Pfizer, the American pharmaceutical giant that makes Viagra, hinted that it was building a stock in the case of a Brexit without a deal.

The main ingredient for Viagra is made in Ireland, but the pills are manufactured in France.

Pfizer estimates that at least a fifth of men in Britain suffer from erectile dysfunction, but only few seek treatment.

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