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Hard Increase in UK Viagra Sales as Lockdown Rules Soften


Thousands across the UK stock up on erectile dysfunction medications, such as Viagra, as lockdown measures eased on 13 June, according to data released by Pharmica.

‘Support Bubble’ introduction in England increases Viagra sales across the UK by more than 70%

• Sales of all erectile dysfunction (ED) medications jumped 36% in the same period

• Leeds led the way for major cities with an increase of 233% in Viagra purchases

The easing of lockdown measures provided a welcome boost to British sex lives, according to data released today by UK online pharmacy Pharmica.

Sales of the popular erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra jumped 71% the week after the British government implemented its ‘support bubble’ legislation on 13 June.

The introduction of the ‘support bubble’ allowed those who live alone or single parents to visit one other household and stay the night if they chose to do so.

Yorkshire took advantage of this move with gusto, increasing its purchases of the popular blue pill by a cool 233%.

Pharmica CEO, Rishi Krishna Says: “Coronavirus has had an enormous impact on everyone’s lives, and I don’t think we have even seen the full extent of it yet. Life has changed so much in such a short amount of time, which understandably creates a great deal of uncertainty. We are so pleased and proud that Pharmica has been able to continue to operate throughout this time and provide a much-needed service for all our customers.”

The post-lockdown boost in demand for Viagra has been especially high in Britain’s major cities.

London and Manchester both saw more than a 90% increase in Viagra sales the week after the support bubble legislation was implemented. In Birmingham, demand shot up even higher, soaring 112%. It was Leeds, however, that saw the biggest increase in demand for Viagra, with sales in the Yorkshire city rocketing 233% in the week after lockdown was eased.

Carolina Gonclaves, Pharmica’s Superintendent Pharmacist, added: “It’s wonderful that we’ve been able to help so many people during this unusual time. It’s been hard work helping so many more customers, but the feedback we’re getting from our patients has made it worthwhile. We’re helping all our customers live happier, more fulfilled lives and that’s a nice thing for us to be able to do.”

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We work hard to provide the right treatments for our patients to ensure they live their best lives and do the things they love to do; discreetly, conveniently and with integrity.
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Court Rules Homeowners Behind Addicks and Barker Dams Are Entitled to Fifth Amendment Compensation


Government Liable for Project-Induced Flood Damage according to Senior Judge Charles F. Lettow

Houston, Texas, (December 17th, 2019). Williams Hart Law Firm announces Senior Judge Charles F. Lettow of the United States Court of Federal Claims issued an official ruling today in favor of homeowners and businesses who sued the Federal Government for damage resulting from the Army Corps of Engineers’ operation of the Addicks and Barker dams during and after Tropical Storm Harvey [Case 1:17-cv-09001-CFL, Sub-Master Docket No. 17-9001L]. Judge Lettow’s ruling relates to a May 2019 liability trial for thirteen “test properties” located behind the federal government’s flood-control project, which was originally built in the 1940s to protect downtown Houston.

Armi Easterby, partner at Williams Hart Boundas Easterby, LLP who is part of the court-appointed team that took the case to trial, stated: “This is a huge win and a big step in collecting fair compensation for the thousands of families and businesses that suffered catastrophic damage from the government’s flood pools.”

The property owners brought “inverse condemnation” claims under the Fifth Amendment, which requires that the government pay Just Compensation when it takes property for a public purpose. During the liability trial, plaintiffs showed how the Addicks and Barker dams, located 17 miles west of downtown Houston, held back and controlled stormwater in two massive “flood pools” that submerged over 7,000 acres of privately-owned land.

According to the Corps of Engineers, The government denied owing compensation to any homeowners, and argued that any damages were temporary and could be repaired.

The United States Court of Federal Claims is a federal court that hears claims against the United States government. Senior Judge Lettow held a 2-week trial in Houston, Texas, which concluded on May 17, 2019. Over 30 witnesses were called to testify, including property owners, representatives from Harris County and Fort Bend County, personnel from the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as experts in hydrology, meteorology, and real estate valuation. The trial included a site inspection during which Judge Lettow personally viewed Addicks and Barker.

Mr. Easterby notes the following major points were established at trial:
• The Army Corps was well aware that it had no legal right to impose flooding on privately-owned land, but did so anyway to save money.
• The Army Corps designed and built Addicks and Barker to hold back and control water from storms substantially larger than Harvey.
• Trial evidence showed that the Army Corps’ use and occupation of over 10,000 private structures prevented $7 billion in downstream damages.

In his ruling, Judge Lettow held that the federal government’s construction and operation of Addicks and Barker was a “taking” under the 5th Amendment, entitling the homeowners to Just Compensation. “The court finds that the government’s actions relating to the Addicks and Barker Dams and the attendant flooding of plaintiffs’ properties constituted a taking of a flowage easement under the Fifth Amendment. Thus, the court finds defendant liable” [Case 1:17-cv-09001-CFL, Sub-Master Docket No. 17-9001L].

Mr. Easterby, who has been licensed in the Court of Federal Claims since January of 2000, said the next phase of litigation is to determine the amount of compensation owed by the government. “With this win under our belt we can now turn to the damages phase, in which we’ll work to collect fair compensation for our 1,000+ clients,” said Mr. Easterby.

About Armi Easterby
Armi Easterby is part of the court-appointed lead team that won the test case trial [Case 1:17-cv-09001-CFL, Sub-Master Docket No. 17-9001L]. His firm represents individual property owners in all impacted communities behind the dams, including Bear Creek, Canyon Gate, Twin Lakes, Lakes on Eldridge, Concord Bridge, Concord Colony, Cinco Ranch, Charlestown Colony, Cinco at Willow Fork, Cinco Ranch Equestrian Village, Cinco Ranch Greenway Village, Cinco Ranch Meadow Place, Cinco Ranch Southpark, Concord Fairways at Kelliwood, Grand Lakes, Grand Lakes Phase Three, Grand Mission, Green Trails Oaks, Greens at Willow Fork, Jamestown Colony, Kelliwood Greens, Kingsland Estates, Lakes of Buckingham Kelliwood, Mayde Creek Farms, Park Harbor Estates, Parklake Village, Pine Forest, Savannah Estates, Stone Gate at Canyon Gate, and Windsor Park Estates.

About Williams Hart Law Firm
Based in Houston, Texas, Williams Hart Law Firm handles cases throughout the country. To learn more about the firm, visit www.myreservoirclaim.com and www.whlaw.com

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