Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Female Viagra Gets FDA Nod

In a 6.5.15 CNN post, Debra Goldschmidt and Catherine E. Shoichet report:

A drug aimed at helping women who've lost their sex drive cleared a key hurdle Thursday <6.4.15>, winning backing from a Food and Drug Administration panel.

An FDA advisory committee voted 18-6 to recommend that the agency approve the drug flibanserin for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in pre-menopausal women.

Dr. Margery Gass, a sexual dysfunction expert at Cleveland Clinic, said after Thursday's vote. "I think women are going to be very appreciative of having something they can try for this problem."

Critics have accused the FDA of 'gender disparity'. This is clear evidence that the FDA strives to protect and advance women's health. Of course, millions of men stand to benefit from the new drug as well.

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