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In Brief: FDA endorses ICCVAM

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA endorses ICCVAM: FDA Office of Cosmetics and Colors Director John Bailey, PhD, voiced his support for the Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee for Validation of Alternative Methods' continued existence at CTFA's 1996 Scientific conference held Nov. 3-5 in Atlanta. "It's a good idea that ICCVAM continue to exist and act as a body that we work with to help us make sure that the science is good and to act like an advisory panel to different agencies." The inter-agency committee's charter expires after the group issues its report on validation and regulatory acceptance of alternatives to animal-testing, which is slated to come out in early 1997 ("The Rose Sheet" Sept. 30, p. 4). ICCVAM comprises members of federal regulatory and scientific agencies, including FDA, EPA, NIH and NCI...

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