drjackbud at aol.com (DrJackBud) wrote:
>Someone, anyone - help Whitehead and myself. There must be a better
>reason for doing toxicological investigations and research other than for
>"regulatory authority demands". Otherwise, why try to develop models?
>Some of you toxicologists surely must have some thoughts that would help
>Whithead and myself???
OK, before the men in white coats arrive, I don't want to overstate my
case or appear unduly cynical. We have to live in the real world and
very few of us have the luxury of operating under a culture of 'pure
sience and fact'. I believe that the regulatory systems developed
post thalidomide have done more good than harm. The loss of a few
potentially valuable therapeutic entities is a small price to pay to
reduce substantially the risk of mass human poisoning.
Paul Whitehead BSc CBiol MIBiol DABT
e-mail p.whitehead at dial.pipex.com