FDA OKs Sex Drug for Women

Test results of a treatment for low libido are less than satisfying, but some could benefit.

In August, the FDA approved Addyi, the first drug authorized to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), or lack of libido. As the first such pharmaceutical designed for women, the press dubbed it Female Viagra — incorrectly, since Viagra and its cohort address the physical issue of erectile dysfunction and are taken as needed. Addyi, or flibanserin, tweaks the brain’s mix of neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin, must be taken daily and can take two months to fully kick in...