Formal Toxicology

  • Gerhard Zbinden


Any new drug must be submitted to a set of animal tests before it may be given to man. Moreover, an additional series of experiments must be completed prior to its release for commercial distribution. The current experimental procedures have been described by innumerable reviewers and expert committees. And true to the elementary law of advertising that the message will be believed if it is repeated time and again, toxicologists and governmental regulatory agencies have almost universally accepted a well-defined experimental approach to safety testing of new drugs.


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Zbinden
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Experimental and Toxicological Pathology Institute of Pathological AnatomyUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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