Nightly News   |  January 10, 2013

Ambien dosage lowered for women

The FDA ordered the makers of Ambien and other sleeping medications to lower the dosage of the drugs for women, citing new evidence that show the drugs can stay in the bloodstream long enough and at high enough levels to make it difficult to drive or concentrate the following morning. Compounding the problem: women metabolize sleeping pills differently than men. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

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