FDA panel to spotlight BiDil

This Thursday an FDA panel will consider whether BiDil -- rejected eight years ago -- should become the first drug approved for one race. The agency panel will review a study of more than 1,000 patients showing that the drug significantly reduced hospitalizations and deaths among African-American heart failure patients. NitroMed says it simply followed the data, but critics contend that the drug raises questions about trial designs and marketing that will be debated for years to come.

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