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September 9, 1989 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
The state has tightened its oversight of pesticide research after finding that researchers working for a French chemical company exposed 19 volunteers to excessive levels of a pesticide that has made farm workers ill, state Food and Agriculture Department officials said Friday. The researchers, working under contract for Rhone-Poulenc Ag Co.
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June 30, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rhone-Poulenc Seeks OK of Drug: The Collegeville, Pa.-based pharmaceutical company said it submitted a new-drug application to the Food and Drug Administration after two clinical trials showed Rilutek to be effective in treating Lou Gehrig's disease, technically known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. The neuromuscular disease attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in muscle paralysis and respiratory failure.
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NEWS
August 13, 1988 | Associated Press
A French pesticide company is paying volunteer field workers to harvest grapes sprayed with the insecticide Zolone, banned last fall after poisoning more than 80 San Joaquin Valley farm workers. "The purpose of this study is to determine whether Zolone brand insecticide has any effect on your health," said a consent form handed out to volunteers this week in Porterville.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
France to Sell Bank, Drug Firm: The French Finance Ministry said it will sell Banque Nationale de Paris, the nation's third-largest bank, and Rhone-Poulenc, the world's eighth-largest drug company, in the first step of France's $78-billion privatization program. The sale of the two companies will be followed by oil group Elf Aquitaine and Banque Hervet.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
France to Sell Bank, Drug Firm: The French Finance Ministry said it will sell Banque Nationale de Paris, the nation's third-largest bank, and Rhone-Poulenc, the world's eighth-largest drug company, in the first step of France's $78-billion privatization program. The sale of the two companies will be followed by oil group Elf Aquitaine and Banque Hervet.
BUSINESS
June 30, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rhone-Poulenc Seeks OK of Drug: The Collegeville, Pa.-based pharmaceutical company said it submitted a new-drug application to the Food and Drug Administration after two clinical trials showed Rilutek to be effective in treating Lou Gehrig's disease, technically known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. The neuromuscular disease attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in muscle paralysis and respiratory failure.
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September 1, 1993 | Associated Press
A chemical plant explosion two weeks ago dented a line on a tank full of methyl isocynate, the gas that leaked in Bhopal, India, in 1984 and killed 3,000 people, the company said Tuesday. But the fiery blast that erupted here Aug. 18 did not damage the tank itself and there was no danger of the gas escaping, said Bonnie McCarthy, a spokeswoman for Rhone Poulenc Ag Co.
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June 23, 1988 | Associated Press
In its first proposal aimed at protecting ground water from pesticides, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that it will require at least 10 states to adopt additional controls on toxic aldicarb or lose use of that chemical. Aldicarb, manufactured by Rhone-Poulenc Ag Co. and sold under the trade name Temik, has been found in the ground water in 16 states, with concentrations in 11 of those states above what the EPA considers safe.
NEWS
September 9, 1989 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
The state has tightened its oversight of pesticide research after finding that researchers working for a French chemical company exposed 19 volunteers to excessive levels of a pesticide that has made farm workers ill, state Food and Agriculture Department officials said Friday. The researchers, working under contract for Rhone-Poulenc Ag Co.
NEWS
August 13, 1988 | Associated Press
A French pesticide company is paying volunteer field workers to harvest grapes sprayed with the insecticide Zolone, banned last fall after poisoning more than 80 San Joaquin Valley farm workers. "The purpose of this study is to determine whether Zolone brand insecticide has any effect on your health," said a consent form handed out to volunteers this week in Porterville.
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