• EC: SCENIHR Issues Memorandum on Europe's Scientific Risk Assessment Process

    A memorandum issued by the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) is intended to provide transparency to stakeholders on the Committee risk assessment process.  Risk assessments inevitably involve human scientific judgments and there are stressors to which humans may be exposed. The memorandum is intended to complement the draft SCENIHR report on the identification of emerging issues and the work of SCE...
  • FDA Altering Policies on Publishing Memoranda of Understanding

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday it will stop publishing written agreements and memoranda of understanding (MOU's) in the Federal Register , and will instead be opting to publish the agreement solely on its website. The 23 March Federal Register final rule claims the existing regulatory policy is no longer necessary, and eliminates the requirement effective 6 August 2012. FDA currently uses MOUs to generate agreements between US agencies and...