Our Society Has a Pill Problem
You know what would be great for pharmaceutical profits? If there was a reason for women to need their own Viagra. Of course, there’s no clear-cut, physical sexual dysfunction disorder prevalent among women the way erectile dysfunction haunts older men. But, when life hands you lemons, you can always make your own diagnostic tools and call them lemonade, anyway!
Australian journalist Ray Moynihan has been following the battles over so-called Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder…
Australian journalist Ray Moynihan has been following the battles over so-called Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, and the Pharmalot blog has an interview with him that gets past the initial outrage and into the complex realities of trying to treat problems some women really do feel they have, while avoiding the unethical creation of a junk diagnosis meant to sell more pills. It’s a great example of how the right questions and playing devil’s advocate can lead to a deeper conversation.
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