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These links take users to additional information, announcements, and government documents mentioned in BioCentury's publications.

rBST review (December 21, 1998)
Link of the National Farmers Union of Canada, containing a Health Protection Branch report on rBST and related documents.

Clinical holds (December 21, 1998)
Final FDA rule incorporating FDAMA requirements that the agency respond to requests for removal of clinical holds.

Risk assessment (December 21, 1998)
USDA call for applications for Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants.

Third Party Reviews (November 2, 1998)
CDRH guidance for "Implementation of Third Party Programs Under the FDA Modernization Act of 1997" (PDF file)

Litigation reform (PDF file) (October 19, 1998)
The Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, passed last week by Congress.

Access to Research Tools (August 31, 1998)
Report of the NIH Working Group on Research Tools, pertaining to issues involving scientific access to patented research tools, including licensing, royalty and other topics.

HIV, HTLV and Hepatitis Tests (July 20, 1998)
Updated list of FDA licensed/approved tests for HIV, HTLV and hepatitis

User Fee Plan (July 13, 1998)
Links to five documents regarding FDA's five-year plan for implementing the Prescription Drug User Fee Act II

Biotechnology Patents (June 22, 1998)
Request for comments on interim guidelines for complying with the "Written Description'' requirement for biotechnological and other patent applications.

Access to Research Tools (June 15, 1998)
Report of the NIH Working Group on Research Tools, pertaining to issues involving scientific access to patented research tools, including licensing, royalty and other topics

Cancer Clinical Trials (May 11, 1998)
The National Cancer Institute's new website resource for cancer clinical trials information.

Link on Patent Policy (May 4, 1998)
Biomedical "Privatization" � Articles and comments from Science discussing the implications of patent policy on research tools and other biomedical inventions.

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