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Quinolones and ALF risk

June 30, 2021

Quinolones, a popular and powerful anti-biotic with broad coverage and reasonable safety, was concerned to be associated with acute liver failure (ALF). A study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology on 14 March 2021 by, among others, RSI’s Mohamed Taher, Franco Momoli, Donald Mattison and Daniel Krewski, investigated…

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US FDA FAERS and quinolones

June 22, 2021

Some case reports on Quinolones, a potent and globally popular group of antibiotics that are used to treat a wide range of infections, have raised concern about their possible association with acute hepatic failure (AHF). Data from the US FDA Adverse Event Reporting System were evaluated for signals of AHF…

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Advancing Toxicity Testing webinar

May 25, 2021

The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing and the Animal-Free Safety Assessment recently held their annual meeting on advancing toxicity testing in the 21st century (TT21C). This informal event provided brief updates on cutting edge approaches in toxicology that have accrued since the publication of the 2007 U.S. National Research…

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USC appoints Dr. Mattison distinguished professor

March 16, 2021

Dr. Donald Mattison, RSI’s Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer, has accepted an appointment as a University of South Carolina Health Sciences Distinguished Professor in the in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH).  The appointment noted that Dr. Mattison’s broad and deep career experience as a researcher and educator is impressive and…

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RSI receives National Defence funding

March 5, 2021

RSI is pleased to be the recipient of funding through the DND IDEaS COVID-19 Challenge. Under the supervision of Emma Hartnett, RSI will be developing a risk-based tool to support public health emergency response planning for COVID-19, and other infectious disease and mass casualty emergencies in the future. The safety…

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Willhite receives prestigious SOT award

December 18, 2020

Calvin C. Willhite, an Associate Expert with Risk Sciences International working on a range of toxicological risk issues, was just announced as the recipient of the prestigious 2021 Arnold Lehman Award presented annually by the Society of Toxicology for outstanding contributions to evidence-based toxicology to improve public health. Dr. Willhite specializes in human…

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RSI gives keynote

October 31, 2020

RSI experts Jennifer Go and Daniel Krewski, were recently invited to present a paper on maternal and child environmental heath during a global, virtual workshop originating in Foshan, Guangdong, China.

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RSI hosts Mitacs intern

September 7, 2020

Risk Sciences International will host Abdallah Alami as an intern in statistics with support from the Mitacs Accelerate program. This unique university-industry program supports interns at Canadian companies while completing graduate their training at Canadian universities.    Mr. Alami will be completing his MSc in statistics at Carleton University under the supervision…

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Dr. Mattison chairs NAM report

July 24, 2020

Compounded medications prepared by pharmacists or physicians have been used extensively throughout history as a mainstay of therapeutics.  Over the past half-century – with the increasing focus on evidence based treatment the use of compounded medications substantially decreased.  However, in some therapeutic areas, such as menopause, use of compounded medications…

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