Is race-based medicine good for us?: African American approaches to race, biomedicine, and equality

J Law Med Ethics. 2008 Fall;36(3):537-45. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2008.302.x.


This article presents a preliminary framework for exploring the intersection of science and racial politics in the public debate about race-based pharmaceuticals, especially among African Americans. It examines the influence of three political approaches to race consciousness on evaluations of racial medicine and offers an alternative critique.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research*
  • Black or African American*
  • Humans
  • Politics
  • Social Justice*
  • Therapeutics*
  • United States