The FDA says it is committed to determining sex differences in how newer (those studied since 2001) drugs work ... Drug problems related to sex differences approved by the FDA before that are unfortunatley only discovered through experiences of a critical mass of women users.
Sadly, and dangerously, despite the 60 Minutes episode -- Sex matters: Drugs can affect sexes differently
the FDA still does not advocate for retrospective drug studies.
THANK YOU, Lesley Stahl for bring much needed attention to this critical issue. Until ALL drugs get gender-based analysis for gender effects and dosage, an astounding 51% of the population are not getting truly evidence-based health care.
Melody Allison, GenderBiology.net
March 11, 2104
60 Minutes Sex Matters: Drugs Can Affect Sexes Differently
Interview by Lesley Stahl
FDA Is Committed to Determining Sex Differences in How Drugs Work
FDAVOice Blog Entry from Sandra L. Kweder
Society for Women’s Health Research Urges Congress to Examine Why There Aren’t More Women and Minorities in Medical Research
SWHR Leads Broad-Based Coalition Urging Congress to Review the Need for More Women and Minorities in Medical Research
Women's Health Associations Fight for Policy Priorities in Congress