Gender-Based Medicine: The Path to Better Health for Women

September 8, 2014 11:47 PM

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Gender-Based Medicine: The Path to Better Health for Women

Gender-based medicine is a budding 21st-century concept. In fact, the only drug in the U.S. today that is prescribed in gender-specific doses is the sleep medication Ambien. Research indicates that women process this specific drug more slowly than men do, leaving women far more exposed to dangerous side effects. This interesting research resulted in an FDA recommendation for reduced doses of Ambien for women, and with that recommendation we hopefully entered into the era of more targeted treatments.

New and fascinating findings are frequent in this field of study. For example, it has been suggested that neurological damage from alcohol abuse happens much more quickly in women than in men; that low-dose aspirin use as a heart-attack-preventive treatment only works for men, not for women; that wo...

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