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Note there is some confusion as to the structure of flibanserin, with some sources showing the 4-trifluoromethyl isomer instead of 3-. However the patent literature shows the 3- isomer as the correct one (e.g. see US 7183410) Meodipt (talk) 01:22, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Effect on women only?[edit]

It seems strange that neurotransmitter adjustments would be sex-specific. Do we have any information on why, chemically, this effect is observed only in women? Vectro (talk) 15:17, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Considering the gender distinction, if somebody sees a citable note somewhere regarding treatment of intersexed people (who often have physiological libido issues), it would be worth putting an explicit link into the article for people trying to research this to bring to their doctors. 108.15.130.5 (talk) 21:35, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

Citation #2 - ^ http://www.flibanserininformation.com/flibanserin/ | Retrieved on January 7, 2009 - is not a 'spamlink' but rather a legitimate and factual source of information on this subject. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.115.148.211 (talk) 06:03, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

The website contains no information that is not already in the Wikipedia article. It would be hard to describe it as a reliable source. pgr94 (talk) 10:50, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
Besides, the website was only created yesterday.
  Domain Name: FLIBANSERININFORMATION.COM
  Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
  [...]
  Updated Date: 07-jan-2010
  Creation Date: 07-jan-2010
  Expiration Date: 07-jan-2011

pgr94 (talk) 10:59, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

That website reaffirms and verifies the data found in the Wikipedia article. Age of the source is irrelevant when it has relevant, factual data that can be verified by a myriad of sources. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.115.148.211 (talk) 08:18, 8 January 2010

There is no evidence whatsoever that http://www.flibanserininformation.com is a Reliable Source, therefore it should not be used as a citation. It has no value as an external link because it does not supplement the information in the article. With no use as one or the other, it should not be referenced in the article. If you have any questions about these policies, please post them here. Thanks, Vectro (talk) 19:06, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

BMJ 2014[edit]

Interesting article in the BMJ about the marketing campaign to get flibanserin approved, which explains where the eventhescore.org web site comes from. The astroturf grassroots campaign might be more notable than the drug itself.

http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g6246.short Feature Too Much Medicine Evening the score on sex drugs: feminist movement or marketing masquerade? BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6246 (Published 17 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6246 Ray Moynihan

A thrice failed antidepressant is at the centre of a new marketing campaign to win approval for what could become the world’s first blockbuster sex pill for women. Frustrated by the drug’s repeated rejection, proponents have orchestrated a fierce attack, accusing the regulator of unfairness, and enlisting support from several well connected women’s organisations in the US. Critics counter that the campaign is exceedingly misleading, that it targets a desire disorder that does not exist, and that approval could see widespread overprescribing of a drug with marginal benefits and real safety concerns.

Leonore Tiefer, the sex therapist who initiated the New View campaign to oppose the medicalisation of women’s sexual problems in 2000, is alarmed about this latest company backed campaign. “Even the Score is hijacking feminist language of choice and fairness,” Tiefer says. “It’s disrespectful of the FDA, it’s insulting to feminism, and it misleads the public.” Tiefer wrote a long letter to the president of the National Organization for Women, Terry O Neill, one of the women featured on the Even the Score website, offering to meet and discuss the issues, but Tiefer got no reply.

--Nbauman (talk) 08:39, 18 October 2014 (UTC)