Last Updated Feb 12, 2009 6:00 AM EST
Rexahn is developing a compound called Zoraxel and Vivus is developing Avanafil. Rexahn is in Phase 2 and Vivus is in Phase 3 with their research, according to the AccessRx blog.
There has been renewed interest in male sexual dysfunction in the industry over the last few weeks. Pfizer announced a deal to develop a "penis-straightening" drug called Xiaflex. J&J got a European approval for Priligy, an anti-premature ejaculation pill. And, of course, Swiss authorities announced an investigation into alleged ED drug price fixing.
But Viagra and Eli Lilly's Cialis have carved out the market between them. Bayer's Levitra is a distant third. Of the two new pills, one claims to be fast-acting, the other to have fewer side effects. But neither of those factors has been a significant complaint against the existing drugs. And with generic Viagra on the way, it's hard to see new entrants making much headway.
- See previous BNET articles on erectile dysfunction:
- With Premature Ejaculation Pill, J&J Tales Another Step Into the Sex Biz
- Swiss Allege Price-Fixing on Viagra, Cialis
- Pfizer, Lilly Have Won the ED War; Bayer Wilts
- Pfizer to Sell Penis-Straightening Drug
- List of 56 Drugs That Should Not Be Mixed With Viagra Contains Some Surprises
- Will P&G Pharma Auction End the Company's Pursuit of "Viagra for Women"?
- Viagra Ban for Athletes (But Not for Soldiers)?
- Pfizer's Viagra Will Not Be Sold Over the Counter in Europe
- Pfizer Courting More Controversy with Viagra 'Advergaming'
- Noven and P&G Try "Viagra for Women" Despite History of Failure