Angry Toxicologist

Archives for February, 2008

From the non-news that’s news’ department, Reuters reproted on a study that showed that ~15% of patients who took Sutent, a kidney and cancer drug, developed heart failure. Dr Melinda Telli presented information on 48 patients who took Sutent at an American Society of Clinical Oncology. You’d think this was new information the way it’s…

For those of you in any field that deals with health, you may know this feeling. Fortunately this is rare but in the past two weeks I’ve been completely exasperated at 3 different meetings and discussions I’ve been to. Without going into specifics, I’d like to say that as a group, us scientists are a…

Is this about a better environment, animal welfare or about better drug development? Take a guess. Yesterday NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) had a little symposium on animal testing to celebrate the 10th year of ICCVAM (Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods) – gotta love the gov’t and their acronyms.…

There’s something rotten in Bethesda Public Citizen released, and the WaPo reported on, findings that the CPSC manytimes takes six months or more to alert the public of dangerous products. Never fear, says the National Association of Manufacturers, the CPSC only looked at the cases that were in the public record. Oh, well, okay then;…