Emma Hendricks

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Biomedicine

The real problem with 'pink Viagra'

The drug has many names: flibanserin, Addyi, Ectris, Girosa or, colloquially, "pink Viagra." Whatever you want to call the long-in-the-making libido pill for women, it recently gained FDA approval despite "serious, serious safety concerns" and benefits that are "modest, maybe less than modest." But …

Biotechnology

Female Viagra Sounds Pretty Garbage

This week the US FDA approved Flibanserin, a drug to increase sexual desire in women. But despite the hype, it sounds like another sexual disappointment.<p>This week it was announced that the US had approved Flibanserin, the drug that in theory will make a lot of women want to have a lot more sex. Or …

Pharma

How a tiny company brought the first 'female Viagra' to market against all odds

On Tuesday evening, the FDA gave a green light on the company's sole drug, flibanserin, which comes in the form of a little pink pill designed to spark sexual desire in women suffering from hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), where they have a chronically low desire to have sex.<p>Business …

Biotechnology

Why 'female viagra' approved in the US isn't coming to the UK

A pill dubbed 'female viagra' has received full approval to be sold in the US -- but we'll have to wait a while for it to come to the UK, if at …

The “Female Viagra” Is Here: The Story Of How It Almost Never Happened

Will this new pill put women on equal footing with men when it comes to treating sexual dysfunction–or is it just a drug company creating a medical solution to a problem that a pill can’t fix?<p><i>Update, 8/18: The FDA announced its approval of flibanserin, the first drug to treat sexual desire disorder</i> …

American Psychiatric Association