NORFOLK (AP) -- A Norfolk research center is seeking women to participate in a clinical trial of a drug designed to boost women's libido.
National Clinical Research director Barry Lubin says that his center is performing two studies on the drug, one for pre-menopausal women, and the other for post-menopausal women. The Food and Drug Administration prohibits Lubin from naming the drug or the manufacturer.
'There is not a drug that is approved by the FDAthat is indicated for female sexual dysfunction,'he said.
In order to participate in the clinical trials, women have to report a decrease in sexual desire that isn't associated with any known factors: personal distress, marital problems, illness, medication use, substance abuse or psychosocial factors.
Kristina Lee screens the women who are taking part in the trials in Norfolk.
'With the women, it's not really about the performance. It's wanting to do it and having the desire to do it,' she stated.
Women are giving us a very good response to how the drug works and very low side-effects to no side effects at all, so we're very positive about that,'Lubin added.
Testing is in the last phase and then the FDAwill review results and make a recommendation.