In a previous post, I discussed women’s health issues, including the different responses that men and women have to medicine. Tonight CBS will air a report on how drugs affect men and women differently.
“Differences between sexes are more pervasive than previously thought; scientists call for a re-examination of medical research, including drug dosages, based on sex.”
The report focuses on a popular sleep drug, Ambien (zolpidem), for which women’s blood levels were 45% higher than men’s.
Preview tonight’s episode here: CBS 60 minutes, Sex differences for medicine