In this Aug. 18, 2015 file photo, Sprout Pharmaceuticals CEO Cindy Whitehead holds a bottle for the female sex-drive drug Addyi at her Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
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Most women with low sexual desire won't rush to get the first prescription drug to boost female libido when it becomes available Saturday.Addyi can't be taken with alcohol or certain other medications, which will likely limit its use. But experts believe those restrictions could spur development of better treatments for women's sexual problems after more than a decade of neglect by most of the world's large drug makers.Treatments for women's libido issues are an untapped financial opportunity for drug makers.The drug will come with a bold warning label about the risks of fainting if combined with alcohol or certain medications.
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