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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


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