updated 5/19/2006 12:11:53 PM ET 2006-05-19T16:11:53

A New Jersey drug company says an inhaler it’s working on could be the long-sought female version of Viagra.

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Palatin Technologies of Fort Lee says it’s had encouraging results in both men and women with Bremolanotide, which stimulates the brain, rather than the genitals.

The company’s director of preclinical development says it may help women who lack desire and have trouble getting aroused.

She says it works differently from Viagra and other drugs, which increase blood flow to the genitals.

They facilitate sexual arousal, Annette Shadiack reports. “Bremolanotide initiates sexual arousal.”

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