EPA reaches out to drugmakers to improve toxicity-prediction tool

05/19/2010 | Royal Society of Chemistry

GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer are among the drug companies working with the Environmental Protection Agency to validate ToxCast, the agency's toxicity-prediction tool for chemicals. The drugmakers will provide data from clinical trials of drugs that were discontinued because of unexpected toxicities. "Such drugs would give us a new gold standard on which to build prediction models from ToxCast data," an EPA representative said.

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