With Faster Effects, Vivus Hopes For Quicker Market Penetration For ED Drug Stendra
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Dosing instructions to take Stendra (avanafil) 30 minutes before sexual activity give the Vivus drug a shot at the crowded marketplace. With the potential approval of the obesity therapy Qnexa coming up, Vivus could be an attractive take-over target.
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