Last week at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Dallas, NitroMed presented data that could strengthen the position of its quasi-personalized antihypertensive drug, BiDil, while the company positions the drug further into larger pharmacogenomics territory.

Approved in June for use in self-identified blacks who have recently had a heart attack, BiDil has survival benefits that are not adversely affected by its blood-pressure lowering effects, NitroMed officers said at the AMA meeting, according to company statements.

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