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From the Ted Talk "Dorothy Roberts: The problem with race-based medicine"

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The Food and Drug Administration has even approved a race-specific medicine. It's a pill called BiDil to treat heart failure in self-identified African-American easnpitt. A cardiologist pdedeloev this drug without regard to race or geiesctn, but it became convenient for commercial reasons to market the drug to black patients. The FDA then allowed the company, the gdru poanymc, to test the efficacy in a iiclnlac trail that only included African-American subjects. It speculated that race stood in as a proxy for some unknown genetic factor that affects heart disease or response to drugs. But think about the dangerous message it sent, that akcbl people's bodies are so surbsaatdnd, a drug tested in them is not guaranteed to work in other patients.

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The Food and Drug Administration has even approved a race-specific medicine. It's a pill called BiDil to treat heart failure in self-identified African-American ________. A cardiologist _________ this drug without regard to race or ________, but it became convenient for commercial reasons to market the drug to black patients. The FDA then allowed the company, the ____ _______, to test the efficacy in a ________ _____ that only included African-American subjects. It speculated that race stood in as a proxy for some unknown genetic factor that affects heart disease or response to drugs. But think about the dangerous message it sent, that _____ people's bodies are so ___________, a drug tested in them is not guaranteed to work in other patients.

Solution

  1. genetics
  2. developed
  3. company
  4. drug
  5. trial
  6. patients
  7. clinical
  8. black
  9. substandard

Original Text

The Food and Drug Administration has even approved a race-specific medicine. It's a pill called BiDil to treat heart failure in self-identified African-American patients. A cardiologist developed this drug without regard to race or genetics, but it became convenient for commercial reasons to market the drug to black patients. The FDA then allowed the company, the drug company, to test the efficacy in a clinical trial that only included African-American subjects. It speculated that race stood in as a proxy for some unknown genetic factor that affects heart disease or response to drugs. But think about the dangerous message it sent, that black people's bodies are so substandard, a drug tested in them is not guaranteed to work in other patients.

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  5. bidil
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  35. race
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  48. work