Being Specific About Race-Specific Medicine

Kahn, Jonathan; Sankar, Pamela
July 2006
Health Affairs;2006 Web Exclusives, Vol. 25, pw375
Academic Journal
Gary Puckrein's paper ‘BiDil: From Another Vantage Point’ misrepresents rather than refutes our previously published analysis of BiDil. Puckrein claims that if our analysis were to prevail, patients would be denied life-saving therapy. Any reasonable reading of our paper suggests exactly the opposite. Indeed, based on the evidence, we urge doctors to prescribe the generics or BiDil itself as they see fit, but without regard to the race of their patient.


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