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May 25th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

FDA to consider drug to boost sex drive in women

(CNN) – It failed as an anti-depressant, but a German pharmaceutical company says a certain drug produced an unexpected side effect – increasing sexual desire in women. Now, a panel of FDA advisers will meet next month to discuss approving the new drug for women who suffer from a low sex drive.

Dr. Ken Rosenberg is a psychiatrist who specializes in addictions and sexual disorders at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to discuss the drug, which is being dubbed the "female Viagra."

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Ruth

    Thank you, Dr. Rosenberg, for talking about the "ignorance and shame" that keep this topic a matter of jokes or silence.

    May 25, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  2. howie

    and i thought diamonds and lobster filled this need.....

    May 25, 2010 at 10:41 am |