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NTP prepares to classify antimony trioxide as a carcinogen

NTP prepares to classify antimony trioxide as a carcinogen 500 270 Adam Grossman

The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) recently completed its draft evaluation of antimony trioxide as a human carcinogen. While the draft is still open for peer review and comment, the…

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Monkey cloning could significantly advance our understanding of environmental contributors to disease

Monkey cloning could significantly advance our understanding of environmental contributors to disease 500 281 David Loughran

Scientists announced a biomedical breakthrough last Wednesday with the first successful cloning of a primate.  Ethical issues abound, but the scientific community is excited by the possibility that the ability…

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Perfluorinated Compounds Persist, As Do Concerns About Their Safety

Perfluorinated Compounds Persist, As Do Concerns About Their Safety 150 150 Sally Embrey

In February 2017, Dupont and Chemours, a DuPont spin-off, settled over 3,000 pending lawsuits brought by Ohio and West Virginia residents who claimed they were sickened by contaminated drinking water[1].…

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Separating the Rumors from the Science: Rivaroxaban

Separating the Rumors from the Science: Rivaroxaban 150 150 Sheryll Mangahas

CoMeta™ Life Science adds pharmaceutical Litagion® agent profiles to CoMeta focusing on evaluating the liability that could arise from a manufacturer’s failure to warn physicians regarding the risk of specific…

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Generic Drugs, Federal Preemption, and FDA Rulemaking

Generic Drugs, Federal Preemption, and FDA Rulemaking 150 150 Adam Grossman

Praedicat’s new modeling capabilities in the pharmaceutical space present both opportunities for modeling and challenges arising in the ever-changing landscape of federal pharmaceutical law and regulation.  To illustrate how we…

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Does Fake Grass Mean Real Danger?

Does Fake Grass Mean Real Danger? 150 150 Sally Embrey

Many people who play touch football at their local high school or have taken their kids to youth soccer practice at the community park are familiar with artificial turf. Artificial…

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Is All Fracking Created Equal?

Is All Fracking Created Equal? 150 150 R.J. Briggs

In spite of all the controversy, not one study published before 2016 on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) finds evidence that the practice causes systemic groundwater contamination. Some instances of methane migration…

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What Happens to Liability Risk When Regulators Take Action? The Case of Silica.

What Happens to Liability Risk When Regulators Take Action? The Case of Silica. 150 150 Sheryll Mangahas

Inhalation of crystalline silica can cause silicosis, a permanent scarring of the lungs leading to impaired lung functioning, and possibly death. Silicosis first garnered public attention in the early 1930s…

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U.S. NTP Releases New Findings on Cell Phones and Cancer. Will Scientific Consensus Shift?

U.S. NTP Releases New Findings on Cell Phones and Cancer. Will Scientific Consensus Shift? 150 150 Sally Embrey

Do cell phones cause cancer? It’s a highly pertinent question considering that 5 billion people worldwide are expected to use mobile phones by 2017.1 The general causation risk scores on…

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