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    Thumb’s Up for Women’s Libido Drug

    It’s not through the approval process yet, but it’s coming close. The little pink pill, known as flibanserin, was just approved 18-6 by an advisory panel. It’s been rejected twice by the FDA over its side effects and ability to actually increase libido — but that’s caused controversy, as Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which makes the drug, claims that it’s being held to a higher standard than drugs aimed at lifting male libidos. The FDA denies the charges, and will probably approve flibanserin — though they aren’t bound by the panel’s decision, they normally follow their recommendations.  

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