FDA Approves Female Libido Drug for Use in America

After two rejections, the little pink pill has been approved to make its way to the market.
2:23 | 08/19/15

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Now to that big news about the so-called female viagra. The fda approving the little pink pill for the very first time after previously rejecting it twice. "Nightline" anchor juju Chang has the latest. It's being billed as a major potential breakthrough for Lola bead dough. Even though technically unisex this newly approved drug is still very much shrouded in controversy. This morning, the fda making a big move approving a little pink pill that proponents say could revolutionize the sex lives of millions of women dubbed the female viagra, flibanserin which is marketed under the name addyi treats hypoactive sexual desire disorder or Lola bead dough which affects one in ten women. Despite a vast array of drugs on the market that promote sexual arousal, addyi is the first for premenopausal women. It works different from viagra or Cialis. This pill is designed to work on the brain blocking serotonin. This chemical suppresses sexual desire, evidence shows. This is an enormous advance in women's health. Of all of the sexual dismupgs functions this is the by far the most common in every single age category and no options for women to offer up until now. Not all doctors are promoting this pink pill. Some call it useless and unsafe with possible side effects like low blood pressure, nausea, dizziness and fainting spells. Despite being rejected twice this past June ray number of women testified in front of a panel for the need of it. I had a wonderful, loving husband with no sexual feelings whatsoever. My marriage suffered greatly and the conversation of divorce on the table stemming from my low sexual desire. 18-6 in favor of addyi is what they voted. It will hit the market mid-october but pills like viagra and Cialis are taken on demand which addyi, you need to take daily. $400 a month. That could drop to as low as 45 to 75 bucks a month but only if insurance will cover it and that's very much unclear. Thanks very much. And Dr. Jen Ashton will answer more about this pill in

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