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The Female Libido Pill Is No Viagra

  • Addyi prescriptions in the U.S. totaled 227 through Nov. 6
  • Women who are interested are deterred by alcohol restriction
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Valeant’s Newest Headache: Addyi Isn’t Selling

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More than half a million men got prescriptions for Viagra in its first month on the market in 1998. The number of prescriptions for Addyi, the women’s libido-boosting pill, in its first few weeks? 227.

“I thought there was going to be this huge onslaught,” said Stephanie Faubion, director of the Women’s Health Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “There have been a few casual inquiries, but no prescriptions yet.”