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FDA Questions Efficacy, Safety of Boehringer Female Sex Pill

By Donna Young

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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Washington Editor


WASHINGTON - Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH's experimental drug flibanserin, a postsynaptic 5-HT1A agonist and 5-HT2A antagonist, failed to significantly improve a woman's sexual desire in Phase III testing, FDA drug reviewers said.

The studies, however, had demonstrated a statistically significant improvement over placebo in sexually satisfying experiences in women taking the investigational medicine, which has been called "female Viagra."

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