'Female Viagra' Wins Approval From FDA Panel

The once-a-day pill flibanserin aims to treat a sexual desire disorder known to affect about 1 in 10 women.
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now to major health headline this morning. The drug called viagra for women has won approval. After an emotional hearing. Linsey Davis here with the dekale. Reporter: Well, male sexual dysfunction has a physical toent to it. For women, the answer was more likely more complicated than take one of these and call me in the morning. That may be just what the doctor orders if the fda gives its blessing. This is the age of taking action. Reporter: Move over, blue pill. A little pink pill may soon allow women to join their frisky male counterparts. It's surrounded by controversy. Need does not create proof. Reporter: Dozens speaking before an fda advisory panel. Many hope the once a day pill dubbed female viagra pill will help women. I had a wonderful, loving husband and no sexual feelings whatsoever. No negative side effects. Only positive ones. Really good once. Reporter: Her daughter, inheriting the con. My marriage has suffered greatly. So much so that the conversation of divorce son the table. Claiming from my low sexual desire. Reporter: The drug can have side effects that include low blood pressure, nausea, dizziness and fainting spells. A storm of controversy was created with many crying sexism. The panel's approval was met with cheers. And brings flibanserin one step closer to women. The fda usually follows the recommendations of the advisory panels. This drug tagts chemicals in the brain. If approved, it's only meant for a certain segment of the female population. They might want to be ready with a little Barry white just in case. Go right to the closeup of me, thank you.

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