To the list of dif­fer­ences between men and women, we can add one more: the drug-​​dose gender gap. Doc­tors and researchers increas­ingly under­stand that there can be striking vari­a­tions in the way men and women respond to drugs, many of which are tested almost exclu­sively on males. Early this year, for instance, the Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion announced that it was cut­ting in half the pre­scribed dose of Ambien for women, who remained drowsy for longer than men after taking the drug.

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