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Pink Viagra Sham: Do Females Need A ‘Pink’ Drug To Enhance Libido?

Is pink Viagra a sham?

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Food and Drug Administration met with sexual medicine experts last month, debating the approval of a feminine libido medication… “pink” Viagra. While it has been said that women who don’t want to have sexual intercourse don’t actually have a biological problem, medicine experts pushed for a “fair” solution that would give women similar benefits as men who take Viagra or a similar drug.

There were several patients who gave testimonies during these meetings, but the FDA didn’t exactly flinch.

“The patients told stories of their frustrations and distress, but they appeared to have been coached to demand drug solutions. They acknowledged that their travel expenses to the meeting had been paid.”

The pink Viagra sham is being slammed all over the internet. Despite countless attempts at percentage jumbling, and a “factual” claim that some women need to have access to a drug that will stimulate their libido, many don’t think it’s a drug-solvable problem.

But this isn’t the first time that there has been a call for a “female sex drug,” either.

“The only two drugs for women’s sexual dysfunctions that have come to the FDA in the 16 years since Viagra was approved were rejected. One was Sprout’s drug, flibanserin, then owned by a German company. The drugs for women didn’t work and were unsafe. Not approving them isn’t sexism, it’s proper regulation.”

According to Yahoo! News, there are two campaigns,#WomenDeserve and eventhescore.org, that have been fighting for a woman’s right to sexual desire. The report states that there are not one, but 26 different FDA-approved medications on the market for men who need a little help getting aroused, but none for women.

So, is pink Viagra the answer? Or is it a sham, and just another way for these drug companies to make money? It seems as though there might not be enough research to know for sure.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the active ingredient in Viagra not only helps with erectile dysfunction, but also helps prevent heart disease.

“We found that the main ingredient in Viagra can be used as an effective, safe treatment for several patients with heart disease. Large clinical trials are now urgently needed to build on these encouraging findings,” explained Dr. Andrea M. Isidori.

So now, women can get even more frustrated. Sexual arousal and heart-healthy benefits? Where is the love?

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