The US FDA is to investigate the toxicity of chloral hydrate

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<ul><li><p>Reactions 467 - 4 Sep 1993</p><p> The US FDA is to investigate the toxicity of chloralhydrate, in conjunction with the National Institute ofEnvironmental Health Sciences. The FDA decisionfollows identification of tumour-forming properties ofthe drug in mice. Although other animal studies havesuggested that the drug may be mutagenic andgenotoxic, the FDA says that at present there is noepidemiological evidence of the drug being a risk tohumans.Chloral hydrate under suspicion. Reactions 467: 4, 4 Sep 1993 800216819</p><p>1</p><p>Reactions 4 Sep 1993 No. 4670114-9954/10/0467-0001/$14.95 Adis 2010 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved</p></li></ul>