Tag Archives: Drug

In Brief: FDA Approves New Drug to Improve Sexual Desire in Women

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women.  Bremelanotide (to be marketed as Vyleesi) is used on-demand. Bremelanotide is a peptide which acts as a melanocortin receptor agonist.  Its mechanism of action is distinct from flibanserin and is thought to have… Read More »

Perspectives: As Congress Debates Over Drug Prices, States Lead The Way With Innovative Experiments

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues. The Baltimore Sun: Md.’s Prescription Drug Affordability Board An Example For America Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle universally agree the system for pricing drugs in America is broken, and while there is some bipartisan momentum to address the problem, Washington has yet to pass any legislation… Read More »