Males and females respond to medicine differently

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