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60+ Healthcare Professionals Sign an Open Letter Urging the FDA to Approve First-Ever Drug to Treat Women's Most Common Form of Sexual Dysfunction, notes Even the Score
Date:8/1/2014

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the latest call for gender equity in the approval of treatments for sexual dysfunction, more than 60 doctors and leading medical experts from across the country have penned an open letter questioning the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to approve 26 drugs marketed for the most common form of male sexual dysfunction compared with ZERO for women's most common complaint, and calling on the agency to act for women by approving the first-ever drug to treat Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), or low desire. 

The letter, led by Dr. Michael Krychman, a renowned physician and sex therapist who has been a leading champion of FDA action on a treatment for HSDD, includes 62 signees consisting of gynecologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and others on the front lines of treating women with the condition. The signees represent a multitude of well-known and influential medical and educational institutions – including the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, George Washington University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Boston University School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and Drexel University College of Medicine, among others.

While making it clear that they are not advocating for a particular approved therapy for HSDD, the letter signees specifically cited the convoluted path that the FDA has forced one potential HSDD treatment – called flibanserin – to take in its road toward final approval as
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