Some see a big market for medications for low libido in women. But sales of Addyi have been slow. Has a normal experience been unnecessarily medicalized? One of many factors in the debate is whether women’s sexual response tends to be more spontaneous or responsive.
Men’s health care changed dramatically after the FDA approved Pfizer’s blue, diamond-shaped Viagra. Suddenly men were interested in seeing their doctors if for only one reason. Now, with restrictions on what some call a lifestyle drug, other health problems go uncharted.
New York State’s Target Case Management (TCM) program was created in 1990 by to help people with mental health and substance abuse issues stay engaged in their care. It’s been very successful for people with HIV as well. Can it be expanded for other chronic conditions?
Journalist David France’s How to Survive a Plague is a searing firsthand account of the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York City. AIDS activists, most of them gay men, were fighting for their lives. Researchers, politicians, public health officials, and pharma were slow to respond—or resisted outright.