Medicine in black and white: BiDil®: race and the limits of evidence‐based medicine

@article{Ellison2006MedicineIB,
  title={Medicine in black and white: BiDil{\textregistered}: race and the limits of evidence‐based medicine},
  author={George T. H. Ellison},
  journal={Significance},
  year={2006},
  volume={3}
}
  • G. Ellison
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Medicine
  • Significance
When the US Food and Drug Administration licensed the drug BiDil® in June 2005 it was hailed as a significant step towards “personalised prescribing”. This is because BiDil® had been patented, tested and approved for use by just one group of patients: those “of African descent”. George Ellison examines the statistical evidence that underpinned the development of BiDil® as a “racial drug” and finds it less than satisfactory. 
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