First Drug for African Americans Only

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  1. Destee

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    New ad campaign for African American only drug

    Created: 9/1/2006 7:04:45 AM

    BOSTON (AP) - The maker of the first medication approved for use in a specific racial group will advertise in Detroit.

    The advertisements for heart-failure drug BiDil will stress quality-of-life issues for black heart-failure patients rather than dwelling on race.

    The radio and print ads will also run in Houston and Washington as the drug maker NitroMed tries to overcome disappointing sales.

    NitroMed's consumer campaign has focused on personal pitches at black churches and health fairs in cities with large black populations.

    BiDil is approved only for use by the estimated 750-thousand U-S blacks with heart failure.

    A 60-second radio spot that will kick off the media campaign makes just one direct reference to race.

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    It's about time they started paying attention to the aspects of race in medicine! Jewel Pookrum (and many others) have been saying it for years.

    Of course the company isn't black owned?

    Let's hope this gives birth to a new (if not wholistic, then) healthy branch of medicine.

    Ashe.

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    Slowly Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No, please. Drugs that target race is wrong. I don't remember the specfics, but they came out with a drug that worked on Blacks but made Whites sick and outright killed Asians. Target the disease, not the person!
     
  4. Destee

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    I guess this means that there are already LOTS of drugs for white people only?

    I've never heard of those drugs, anyone know which ones they are?

    Can you imagine, you go to the doctor, they have drugs for what ails you, but you're Black, so they won't work??!! So you probably never get told about them. You probably don't have enough money or insurance coverage anyway, to afford them.

    Is that what is going on right now ... selective medicine?

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  5. Radical Faith

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    I thought Crack Cocaine was the drug targeted for African Americans. Oh that's right Crack was designed for population control. Beside if the pharmaseudical industry can't get a peice than it's dimmed illegal..


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  6. Destee

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    Great Observation!

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    Why do we continue to put a bandaid on an amputation? If these people truly had our best interest at heart why not create a drug that cures heart disease? Because they don't we to cure anything. As long as you remain sick and only treat the symptoms the pharmaseudical industry will continue to be one of the most profitable industries on the face of the planet.



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    I dunno, given the history of collusion between the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry there's little chance I'm taking a drug made by a white drug manufacturer that only works on blacks.

    It would be another 15 years before any real truth about side effects slips through enough cracks to make it to mainstream news for us to hear about it.

    No thanks.

    It does make it very real that genetic warfare is not science fiction anymore.
     
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    Absolute Deception*

    Hotep

    Any thing and every thing made only for so-called Black Africans in Amerikkka or any ware else by White European is nothing but Decption. History tell us...over, over and over agin that indo-europians never had our best interest in their wicked white pathological racist minds. Why now? When will we learn that they will kill Africans at every opportunity. Have you forgotten that just yesterday when president Clinton was in office...the big deal was made about sending over to Africa "Free!" so-called "Small-Pox" injections but just recently..."We" have found out that instead of small pox the Europians injected "Thousands" of Africans with the HIV virus!!! The recent whites only meetings in Geneva...ware the so-called Europian Union met to discuss (your African Fate) the over population of the Earth...and they took it on them selves to find ways to Elimate One Third of the Earths Population by any means necesary. Now they have a sweet inocent delightful "Pill" made just for your Black accidental Death. The Europian union has plan to "Kill" off Billions of Black People just to meet their "White Racist and Wicked" objectives of world domination! And you (Africans Anyware) trust them with your Childrens and your African (life) Health??? Wake Up!! and know your self while you still have time...African!

    Ase`

    Note: when you think that your Past History is not of the most importance by ignoring it and your African Ancistors...not knowing is the same as commiting Suiside because your Enemy loves a "Ignorant" person to catch by surprise and Eliminate.
     
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