Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pharmaceutical halts development of so called "female viagra" pill

Last summer I reported on the ongoing debate as to whether the so-called Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in women is really a medical condition/disorder or something the pharmaceutical industry came up with in order to convince women to buy a product they don't need. See here. The drugmaker (Boehringer Ingelheim) geared up an enormous publicity effort to promote the pill, but the FDA was not impressed and decided the pill was neither safe nor effective. See here. Now, three months after the vote against approving the drug, the manufacturer has decided to discontinue development entirely. For more on the story go here.

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