New drug hailed as women's Viagra - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/17/09

New drug hailed as women's Viagra

By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A new drug is being hailed as the "Viagra" for women.  University of North Carolina scientists actually began studying the drug as an antidepressant.  It didn't work for that, but they found it had an interesting side effect in women, an increased sexual desire. 

Coincidentally, that's the same way Viagra was discovered, as a side effect of a heart drug.  It's a once a day pill called Flibanserin, but you can't buy it yet because it's still in clinical trials. 

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