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2011-11-07 06:41:40

By: Alicia Rose DelGallo, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Currently, there are no FDA-approved drugs for female sexual dysfunction, even though it is a major concern among women, especially women in menopause. Kenneth E. Johnson, an osteopathic physician (DO) and chair of the Ob/GYN department at Nova Southeastern University, spoke Tuesday at the American Osteopathic Association´s OMED2011 conference and exposition about these concerns. There is a huge...

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2010-06-17 06:35:00

The drug industry's latest attempt to find a female equivalent to Viagra fell short in two separate studies, according to federal regulators on Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration is considering Boehringer Ingelheim's drug flibanserin for pre-menopausal women who experienced a lack in sexual desire, a market that drug makers have been targeting for years since the epic success of Viagra for men. The hunt for a female version of Viagra has proved elusive though, with many drugs...

2009-03-10 17:41:45

U.S. researchers are testing the drug LibiGel to see if it will safely boost the libido of post-menopausal women. The drug is a gel formulation of testosterone that delivers the hormone to the bloodstream through a once-daily application on the upper arm. It is designed to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder, a common affliction for women who are past menopause, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Tuesday. BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc. launched the third phase of its clinical trials last...

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2009-03-03 15:07:41

A top medical journal review claims that Procter & Gamble's Intrinsa testosterone patches appear to do little to boost a woman's sex drive after menopause, Reuters reported. In 2004, U.S. regulators voted against approving the patches that deliver the male hormone, citing lack of evidence for their long-term safety. However, the makers of Intrinsa, said that it had been thoroughly tested and had been shown to be effective. "This testosterone patch has been studied in clinical trials...

2008-12-09 15:44:31

A U.S. sex therapist suggests testosterone therapy for women may leave much to be desired. Dr. Domeena Renshaw of Loyola University Health System in Chicago says testosterone therapy may not be the magic bullet women with low libidos have been hoping for. Female sexual dysfunction is being treated as a medical problem with a quick fix, when in fact women's libido issues may be more complicated, Renshaw, author of Seven Weeks to Better Sex says in a statement. Among the other issues that may...

2008-11-11 09:00:00

BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing products for female sexual health, menopause, contraception, and male hypogonadism, commented today on a new publication reporting on the efficacy of testosterone in the treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD), specifically hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in menopausal women. In a paper titled, "Testosterone for Low Libido in Postmenopausal Women Not Taking Estrogen," the...

2008-11-06 03:00:20

Australian researchers suggest a testosterone patch may significantly improve flagging libidos in older women, though there are side effects. The side effects in the study of more than 800 postmenopausal women who weren't on estrogen therapy who reported low sexual desire included unwanted hair. Four women taking testosterone also were diagnosed with breast cancer, although the study's authors said this finding was probably a chance occurrence. "This is the first study to show that when...

2008-07-16 09:00:15

BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX) announced today that it successfully has completed and reached an additional agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) process for its LibiGel (transdermal testosterone gel) program in the treatment of female sexual dysfunction (FSD), specifically, hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in "naturally" menopausal women. Previously, BioSante received an SPA for LibiGel's use in...

2004-12-01 06:00:13

NEW YORK - A hysterectomy 11 years ago zapped Colleen Christensen's sexual desire. Now 55 years old and married for 33 years, Christensen said she used to worry that a lack of intimacy was draining the fun and closeness from her relationship. Two and a half years ago she joined a clinical trial for Intrinsa, a testosterone patch made by Procter & Gamble Co. The effect was almost instantaneous. "Remember when you were young and you got this buzz and you looked at your husband and said...

2004-11-30 15:00:11

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Breakthrough FDAAdvisoryCommittee.com Webcasts on Dec 1-2 will provide live audio/video access to Food and Drug Administration committee reviews of three new drugs: Ilex' Clolar (Leukemia), Inex/Enzon's Marqibo (Hodgkin's Lymphoma); and Proctor & Gamble's Intrinsa (female sexual dysfunction). Dec. 1, 2004 FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee Webcast 8:00 a.m. EST http://www.fdaadvisorycommittee.com/ Watch live on Dec. 1 as FDA's...


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