Black-Owned Pharmaceutical Company Develops Products and Programs To Close The Black Health Disparity Gap
Nationwide -- Dr. Wayne, CEO of Wayne Pharmaceuticals, Inc, is dedicated to closing the health disparity gap in the Black community. Based out of Cordele, Georgia, Dr. Wayne operates one of the only Black-owned pharmaceutical companies in the nation.
Wayne Pharmaceuticals shares an 18-acre campus with the MD Whitest Medical Institute, right in the heart of Cordele's west side, the most socio-economically deprived area of the city. Prior to the acquisition of the facility, the campus was home to Cordele's historic A.S. Clark School, built in 1956 to provide public education to African American locals.
Dr. Wayne's goal in purchasing the school was to preserve its history for the African American community while developing it into an economic engine that would create jobs and revitalize the struggling African American community surrounding the campus.
Programs, products, and services of both Wayne Pharmaceuticals and MD Whitest Medical Institute center on uplifting the physical, social, cultural, and economic well-being for Cordele, specifically its Westside residents.
Sadly, Cordele-Crisp County, due to its high morbidity and mortality rates, ranks 152 out of 159 counties in the state of Georgia. In response, Dr. Wayne has launched a health and wellness campaign against common conditions contributing to heart disease and stroke, particularly high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes.