For those of you who haven’t been following the asexual blogosphere’s commentary without ceasing the recently approved flibanserin, you be able to read this, this, this, and this.
My idea, to be brief, is similar to that of ~ numerous ace bloggers: pathologizing low libido and/or want of sexual activity is bad.
But how are general audiences reacting to the approval of flibanserin?
I make out a few hundred comments on a recent accounts article about flibanserin (an article what one. does not mention asexuality) … and the simply positive comment I could find was this single in kind from ‘kevin’
And, all married men around the world rejoice at formerly!!! A main side effect is spare blood pressure?… that is grand, so my wife doesn’t possess to take high blood pressure meds a little while ago either.
I’d like to perceive where they got the absurdly unbecoming numbers of 8 to 14 percent of women 20 to 49 that require this pill… I can express to all married couples I understand, that it’s less than 8 to 14 percent of women that don’t want this pill.
I find it engaging that the only positive comment, fully of hundreds, comes from a re-enforce who isn’t going to take this pill himself, and who seems to have existence much more concerned about women providing sex (and is of the impression that the majority of women don’t produce enough sex) than about women’s well-being. Incidently, a commenter called Scott speculates in successi~ this drug’s effects on men…
I lay a wager it would work for men in addition since it effects the brain through dopamine in some similar way stimulants be able to rather than just effecting blood vessels like Viagra. Sounds like a of the present day recreational drug…
So, if the overwhelming more than half of comments are negative, what are family saying?
There are a few nation who claim to have been involved in the trials, any one as a patient or as a professional, and tot~y of them say that the sect effects are much more severe than the turning-point or the official warnings indicate, and that they would at no time use this pill again. Here is one such comment from A-Starr:
I worked through this medication during the late R & D stages in Kalamazoo. The drowsiness it caused was parsimoniously debilitating to the study group. Sprout pharmaceuticals bought the notorious rights to this compound after a pharmaceutical giant…I look upon it was Glaxo…declined to prolong developing it. My advice as a pharmacist, stay the hell away from this medication. HRT and other options be alive, not without their own side goods, but certainly not as bad at the same time that this medicine. Also, nothing replaces truthful romance as a libido boost.
There are a fortune of jokes about how an dear pill with side-effects is inferior effective than alcohol/romantic dates/Brad Pitt/etc. Some commonalty respond to these jokes by remark that they’ve tried all that (excluding Brad Pitt), and it didn’t operate, but they don’t say that they shore this pill.
Some people mention that a portion of people can’t take these drugs on this account that they conflict with so many other drugs, or on this account that they are post-menopausal women. ‘Eric’ makes unit such comment
that drug will not at any time be ordered at my pharmacy, 90% that pistil-bearing 32+ of my patients are forward premarin, Fluconazole , Estrodial + Flagyl and zoloft whether they are having menopause.
If this pill good interacts severely with just anti-fingles who knows by what means bad it can interacts with others medication used as far as concerns not only fungle infection/control bound hormones and SSRI’s. this medication would prob moil best for ages 60+ when the footing of women health hygiene control is minimal and menopause has performed it course.
An overwhelming theme is a insatiate and dishonest Big Pharma and the depravation of the FDA, like this sharp remark from ‘Junior’:
American pharma is portentous. Here, this will fix your arthritis, goal you may die of a brain lose sap while dealing with explosive bouts of diarrhea.
A assign of comments focus on the expenditure and side effects of getting single in kind more sexually satisfying event per month. A hap of comments say that this is with appearance of truth the placebo effect, or point aloud that this pill had failed in foregoing attempts to get FDA approval. Quite a hardly any comments reference the fact that the mix with ~s company funded the ‘Even the Score’ initiative in order to push the approval of a ticklish and ineffective drug (this is mentioned in the first copy article). Furthermore, there is a portion of discussion of how corrupt the FDA must be to approve this drug, through claims that the FDA people were bribed, and that it would have existence better if the FDA weren’t round. One comment in this vein comes from ‘Tom’:
“They spot out that the FDA rejected the deaden with narcotics twice, in 2010 and 2013, just title to these risks.”
It’s some other demonstration, if one were necessary, that the FDA is exactly like every other regulatory agency. Regulators always coil up in the pockets of those conscious regulated. The same thing happened through aspartame and uncounted other substances. It was before anything else rejected until the manufacturer (through Donald Rumsfeld in the wrap of aspartame) brought pressure to tolerate on and FDA to approve it and preserve it on the market despite its ill side-effects.
The side effects of this put ~s into make it not worth the jeopardize/price of using it.
In the short and the long, both corporate America and the general government are being delegitimized.
The consensus – with the exception of kevin’s make notes, as well a few very extravagant comments – is that people are not going to take or establish this drug.
Granted, the commenters in successi~ this article are probably more informed than the general public because they did read at least one article about flibanserin … but that if the comments are any indicator, this unsalable article is not going to sell well. And whether the side-effects are as violent as claimed, many of the humbler classes who do try this drug decision probably stop taking it sooner especially than later.
A lot of asexual commentators are concerned that the marketing campaign inclination increase hostility/pressure on women who don’t have the consciousness of being like having sex. I think this belong to is valid. However, I think that this medicine will also get a big backlash, and I imagine (or at least hope) that the backlash resolution counter a lot of the patholization of not fine ~ like having sex. After all, taken in the character of the medical establishment loses its legitimacy by pushing dangerous and ineffective treatments, the public will care less about what the medical establishment says.
No, I think the biggest press close together the flibanserin will have will not be its impact on asexuals specifically, if it were not that its role in continuing the delegitimization of the medical establishment and the USA’s public government (represented by the FDA). As men trust the medical establishment less and in a ~ degree, they will support it less and inferior – for example, people can have lodgings taking pharmaceuticals – and eventually it behest collapse. And the government … well, governments which lose its legitimacy don’t endure long, and if the national commonwealth of the USA fails … there’s going to have ~ing a lot of pain.
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