FDA Votes to Approve Female Libido Drug Addyi

August 19, 2015 1:46 AM

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FDA Votes to Approve Female Libido Drug Addyi

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a first of its kind drug aimed at improving the female libido.

The drug called Addyi (flibanserin) is designed to help pre-menopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) and had been rejected twice by the FDA’s expert panel. Experts had concerns that some of the risks of the drug outweighed the benefits.

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