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Interactions of Drugs, Biologics, and Chemicals in U.S. Military Forces

Committee to Study the Interactions of Drugs, Biologics, and Chemicals in U.S. Military Forces

Robert G. Petersdorf, William F. Page, and Susan Thaul, Editors

Medical Follow-up Agency

INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
Washington, D.C. 1996

Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." Institute of Medicine. 1996. Interactions of Drugs, Biologics, and Chemicals in U.S. Military Forces. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5515.
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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competencies and with regard for appropriate balance.

This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

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Support for this project was provided by the Department of the Army (contract no. DAMD17-95-5028). The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the Committee to Study the Interactions of Drugs, Biologics, and Chemicals in U.S. Military Forces and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army position, policy or decision unless so designated by other documentation.

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Suggested Citation:"FRONT MATTER." Institute of Medicine. 1996. Interactions of Drugs, Biologics, and Chemicals in U.S. Military Forces. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5515.
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COMMITTEE TO STUDY THE INTERACTIONS OF DRUGS, BIOLOGICS, AND CHEMICALS IN U.S. MILITARY FORCES

ROBERT G. PETERSDORF, Chair, Distinguished Professor of Medicine,

University of Washington, Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle

DONNA DAY BAIRD, Epidemiologist,

Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

WALTER H. CARTER, Chair,

Department of Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia

JOY A. CAVAGNARO, Senior Pharmacologist,

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Maryland

JOHN DOULL, Professor,

Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

MARY CAROLYN HARDEGREE, Director,

Office of Vaccines Research and Review, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Maryland

DAVID KORN, Professor of Pathology,

Stanford University School of Medicine and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, D.C.

GENEVIEVE M. MATANOSKI, Professor of Epidemiology,

School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

PHILIP K. RUSSELL, Professor of International Health,

School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

JAY P. SANFORD, Professor of Internal Medicine,

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Dean Emeritus, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

ANDY STERGACHIS, Chair,

Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington

STEPHEN I. WASSERMAN, Chair,

Department of Medicine, University of California at San Diego Medical Center

RAYMOND S. H. YANG, Director,

Center for Environmental Toxicology and Technology, Colorado State University

Study Staff

RICHARD N. MILLER, Director,

Medical Follow-up Agency

WILLIAM F. PAGE, Study Director

CAROL A. MACZKA, Senior Program Officer

ERIN M. BELL, Research Associate

PAMELA C. RAMEY-McCRAY, Project Assistant

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Preface

At the request of the Department of the Army, the Medical Follow-up Agency of the Institute of Medicine established a committee to review the available medical and scientific information on the interactions of drugs, biologics, and chemicals. The committee was asked to consider this topic further, specifically regarding U.S. military personnel, who are exposed to numerous drugs, biologics, and vaccines throughout their basic training and prior to and during deployment.

The committee met in Washington, D.C., on four separate occasions: September 5–6, 1995, and March 5–6, May 1–2, and June 18, 1996. During the first two meetings the committee heard testimony from officials of the U.S. Army, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the British Ministry of Defence. This report sets forth the results of the committee's deliberations.

The committee is deeply appreciative of the testimony and written material submitted by the various agencies and of the work of the Medical Follow-up Agency. In particular, the committee thanks Richard Miller, William Page, Carol Maczka, Erin Bell, Pamela Ramey-McCray, and Nancy Diener for staff support. The committee also thanks Michael Hayes and Michael Edington for editorial review.

Robert G. Petersdorf, Chair

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