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Viagra for woman?

BusinessWeek has an interesting article about Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH. This German drug maker developed the molecule “Flibanserin” several years ago as an antidepressant. Trials in humans halted the development of the promising drug, but Boehringer Ingelheim found out it could be used for something else too.

Pfizer had discovered Viagra while searching for something else and made it one of their blockbusters since then. Boehringer Ingelheim seems to have discovered the “female counterpart” of Viagra.

Boehringer Ingelheim seems to have launched four major clinical trials to get FDA approval by 2009. If this works out, they have a possible blockbuster in their pipeline that will bring them a lot of profit and the chance to develop even more promising drugs. Even when things don’t work out as planned, sexual problems at least are no longer a typical male problem. Other drug makers are working hard to find a drug that has the same effect on woman that Viagra has for men.

For those of you who are active in trading stocks, Boehringer Ingelheim is family owned since over 170 years and therefore not listed on any stock market.

By Kris

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