By Alan Poole, George B. Leslie

ISBN-10: 0511753128

ISBN-13: 9780511753121

ISBN-10: 0521105463

ISBN-13: 9780521105460

ISBN-10: 0521341183

ISBN-13: 9780521341189

First released in 1989, this e-book recognizes that new medicines, nutrition ingredients and different compounds have to be rigorously screened for poisonous side-effects. the majority of this examine is dedicated to the sensible questions of 'what toxicological reports should still we perform?' and 'how should still we practice them?' Compounds which suffer toxicity trying out will be comfortably categorized as these that are meant for management to guy and people which aren't. the previous contain prescription drugs for use medicinally or prophylactically and chemical compounds that are further to our nutrients, beverages or medication to enhance their balance, visual appeal or palatability. because it is on prescribed drugs that the main entire toxicological reviews are in most cases played, this ebook has been directed basically in the direction of to toxicological review of strength new medicinal drugs. the foundations and technique of toxicological overview of different sorts of compounds are basically related.

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Selection of the 'low' dose is usually based on giving a low multiple (two to five times) of the probable clinical dose. In early stages of drug development, prior to clinical trials, the ED50 in animal models provides the best available estimate of this dose. In subsequent toxicology studies, however, the likely therapeutic dose range should be better established and used 50 Standard studies in animals to ensure that no substantial toxic effects occur at treatment levels in low multiples of this range.

2 GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICE (GLP) Apart from the necessity of performing appropriate safety tests on new compounds, it is of course essential that such studies are conducted to a rigorous scientific standard and that hazard assessments are based upon data of high quality and reliability. : (i) studies poorly conceived and executed with certain analyses inaccurately performed and/or reported; (ii) personnel not adequately trained and also, in some instances, not adhering to test protocols; (iv) critical review of data and proper supervision of studies not always carried out.

Although many countries now have their own GLP requirements, there are attempts to harmonise standards and requirements so that a national certification of compliance will become internationally acceptable. As might be expected, GLP regulations although not designed to be 'over-detailed and constrictive as to prevent the full deployment of scientific initiative, experience, expertise and judgement', do provide for very detailed instruction about the organisational process of non-clinical laboratory studies and the conditions under which they are planned, performed, recorded and reported.

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