Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology is a industry-captured journal. As David Michaels writes in Doubt is Their Product:
- The best-known of these [industry-funded fake] publications is Regulator Toxicology and Pharmacology, the official mouthpiece of the International Society for Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology (ISRTP)-an impressive name, but really just an association dominated by scientists who work for industry trade groups and consulting firms. The sponsors of the ISRTP include man of the major tobacco, chemical, and drug manufacturing companies. Its leadership consist of corporate and product defense scientists and attorneys, along with a small number of government scientists who have apparently bought in or who do not know better. The immediate past president was Terry Quill, an attorney who became senior vice president for product defense of the Weinberg Group. Quill aslo has roots in the tobacco wars but not as a scientific expert. Rather, he served as outside counsel to Philip Morris in the second-hand-smoke litigation.
- The editor of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology is Gio Gori, well known in the public health community as one of the tobacco industry's most prominent and long-standing defenders--after serving from 1968 to 1980 as director of the National Cancer Institute's highly regarded smSmoking and Health Program. Then he changed sides and embarked on a lucrative career defending Big Tobacco on the secondhand smoke issue. (53f)