In our effort to keep you abreast of articles of interest on many health care issues, I thought you would find the information from the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health interesting. With the advent of brain imaging, we are now able to see the effects of medications on the brain and some of the best science in this area (as well as in pain research) is being conducted by the National Institute of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
The NIH's Office of Research on Women’s Health podcast, "Pinn Point on Women’s Health," provides updates on women’s health research, and is hosted by Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., director of NIH’s Office of Research on Women’s Health. This month, Dr. Pinn interviewed Nora Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). http://www.nih.gov/news/health/may2010/od-04.htm