Drug Firms Face Tighter Regulations | June 5, 2006 Issue - Vol. 84 Issue 23 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 84 Issue 23 | p. 38
Issue Date: June 5, 2006

Drug Firms Face Tighter Regulations

Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING

The regulation of chemicals has occupied Europe's regulatory spotlight for the past couple of years. But posing a more immediate challenge to the industry are plans being drawn up by regulators around the world requiring drugmakers to beef up environmental toxicology testing in addition to the human toxicology testing they already do.

That, at least, is the prediction of Steve Rumford, director for safety, health, and environmental science and technology at

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