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“Female Viagra”: Women, Just Say “NO” To Addyi.

As a pharmacist and a long-time supporter of women’s health issues, I feel compelled to speak out against Addyi, which is the new drug that was recently approved by the FDA to treat women with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD).

Addyi, a pink pill with the generic name  flibanserin, is being called “pink Viagra” or “Viagra for women.”  Addyi was initially developed by the German pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim as an antidepressant in the 1970s. However, the...

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Sexual Side Effects Of Birth Control Pills

When oral contraceptives were introduced in the 1960s they provided women the freedom to engage in sexual activity with minimal fear of pregnancy. However, it has also been discovered that oral contraceptives cause hormonal imbalances that result in a variety of emotional and sexual side effects.

In fact, sexual side effects are one of the m...

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