Skip to comments.Fight Over 'Little Pink Pill' Raises Sexism Questions
Posted on 06/26/2014 9:04:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Its called the little pink pill, a tiny tablet that could have a huge impact on treating female sexual dysfunction. If its approved, it would become the first drug of its kind on the market.
But thats a big IF.
The drug Flibanserin is locked in a heated battle for approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, raising controversial questions about why there are so many sexual enhancement drugs available for men and zero for women.
Cindy Whitehead, the founder and COO of Sprout Pharmaceuticals, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based company focused on producing only Flibanserin, has been fighting for FDA approval for the drug for three years.
There are 25 approved drugs for some form of male sexual dysfunction, but still a great big zero for the most common form of FSD [female sexual dysfunction], Whitehead said. No matter how or why we got here, we're here, and we've got to come up with a solution for it.
Flibanserin is more than curing a weak libido. Its specifically for treating Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, or HSDD. Gynecologist and sexual health crusader Dr. Lauren Streicher explained that HSDD goes much deeper than just a low sex drive.
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Ban sex toys. Those are the major source of the dysfunctions for women.
Sexual enhancement pills? I thought they were to allow function of the penis, which without the pill was impossible in certain diagnosed male patients.
How did it come to be an aphrodisiac, or a sex enhancement pill?
ummmm not even close
Flibanserin is a poor name choice.
Banning sex toys could make men an endangered gender.
my guy is 62 and I can proudly say he does need any of that...
There is a sexual enhancement drug for women... it's called "shopping." :-)
Shouldn't that be "Hummmm, not even close? ;-)
I’m a 61 year-old married man with a full head of hair. I occasionally have bald-headed guys tell me they don’t waste their testosterone growing hair. My response, “Some of us have plenty to spare.”
I maintain that any sexual enhancement drug for women, is also for the benefit of men.
I was thinking not of young guys buying them for what must be an imaginary reason, but of the men with a medical condition having their medicine covered by insurance.
“The drug Flibanserin...”
It will counter-act the “Fibansweren” (”Not tonight honey, I have a headache.”)
My guy too. He's fit and able. But that's all I'll say.
You must be a big Bloomberg fan.
Here are some ideas for pills women need more than this.
A pill that....
Makes her think he is listening to something that doesnt matter to anyone.
Makes her stand somewhere other than between him and the TV.
Teaches her how hard or soft a car door needs to be closed so she stops breaking the mechanical and electrical parts.
Gets her to let go of that stupid thing he did 15 years ago...and the mean thing the girl.did to her in high school 30 years ago.
Ba da bing
It’s a psychoactive drug. Further testing would be wise. I suspect that there may be more side effects long term.
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