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FDA Approves Libido Pill for Women

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a libido prescription drug for women, after a long lobbying campaign accused the agency of gender bias. Addyi is now the first drug to treat absent libido for either sex. There are concerns that the drug is only minimally effective and could cause low blood pressure, fainting, and dizziness. It is unclear how big the market is for the drug, but one study said 10 percent of women suffer from hypoactive sexual desire disorder, which Addyi is meant to treat.