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Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age

Jonathan Kahn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162999
eISBN:
9780231531276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162999.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

At a ceremony announcing the completion of the first draft of the human genome in 2000, President Bill Clinton declared, “I believe one of the great truths to emerge from this triumphant expedition ... More


Pharmacogenetics: One Patient, One Drug?

Donna Dickenson

in Me Medicine vs. We Medicine: Reclaiming Biotechnology for the Common Good

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159753
eISBN:
9780231534413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159753.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the components and implications of pharmacogenetics, which refers to the relationship between heritable variations and individual differences in drug response. ... More


The Birth of BiDil: How a Drug Becomes “Ethnic”

Sheldon Krimsky

in Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162999
eISBN:
9780231531276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162999.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the origins of BiDil as a drug for everyone and considers how it became racialized primarily in response to a FDA ruling that placed in jeopardy the value of its owner's ... More


Statistical Mischief and Racial Frames for Drug Development and Marketing

Sheldon Krimsky

in Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162999
eISBN:
9780231531276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162999.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter unfolds around the story of an inaccurate statistic claiming that African-Americans suffered mortality from heart failure at a rate twice that of whites. The origins and circulation of ... More


Capitalizing [on] Race in Drug Development

Sheldon Krimsky

in Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162999
eISBN:
9780231531276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162999.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides a close reading of the FDA hearing that approved the race-specific indication for BiDil, in which the racial frame played a critical role in shaping how the committee reviewed ... More


Race-Ing Patents/Patenting Race: An Emerging Political Geography of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology

Sheldon Krimsky

in Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162999
eISBN:
9780231531276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162999.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter situates BiDil in the larger context of the rising use of racial categories in biotechnology patents. A central theme here is the interplay among commercial interests, regulatory ... More


Introduction: Race and Medicine: Framing [Is] the Problem

Leszek Koczanowicz

in Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162999
eISBN:
9780231531276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162999.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This introductory chapter explores the intersections of race, science, law, and commerce and shows how a larger scheme of institutional, legal, and commercial imperatives is shaping the use of race ... More


BiDil and Racialized Medicine

Jonathan Kahn

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the use of racialized medicine, specifically BiDil, and the concerns that emerge over the dangers of reifying race in a manner that could lead to new forms of discrimination. ... More


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