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Big pharma's push for the female 'viagra' pill, Osphena

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Pharmacy director Hank Wedemeyer looks up records while filling a prescription at a community health center on March 27, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. John Moore/Getty Images

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a drug called Osphena, a drug that some are calling the female equivalent of viagra. It's headed to market next month.

Its makers claim it will help women who experience painful sex during menopause, and are hoping it will be the next blockbuster drug. But do women really need it? Jennifer Block has been writing about this medication for Newsweek, she joins the show with more. 

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