Study Says Women Who Get More Sleep Have Greater Sexual Desire

March 22, 2015 3:03 AM

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In an article titled, “Can Medicine Boost Female Sex Drive,” author Martin Downs, MPH writes that a drug capable of increasing female sex drive “could be worth billions.” However, two of the most promising treatments, Intrinsa, a testosterone patch and Flibanserin, which works like an antidepressant, have faced serious challenges in presenting evidence to the FDA demonstrating the drugs’ effectiveness and safety.

Cindy Whitehead, the founder and COO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which is focused on producing and marketing Flibanserin, has criticized the FDA for the organization’s slow movement on issues pertaining to female sexual dysfunction, or FSD. Speaking to ABC News, Whitehead said, “There are 25 approved...

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