10 Steps to making an ATSDR ToxProfile

August 16, 2019

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We develop the Substance Priority List (SPL) which lists chemicals found at hazardous waste sites on the National Priorities List (NPL).  Hazardous waste sites are properties where toxic (harmful) substances have been left behind.  The NPL is a list of important hazardous waste sites that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cleaning up. The substances on the SPL are prioritized based on: How toxic they are  How often they have been found at NPL sites  How likely people have been exposed

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Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Pioneering New Medicines in Neurology and Psychiatry With more than 20 years of experience, we are a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. In 2013 we launched Oxtellar XR® and Trokendi XR®, two novel neurology products for the treatment of epilepsy. We are also developing several product candidates in psychiatry to address unmet medical needs and opportunities in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its coexisting disorders, and depression. We are developing differentiated products by leveraging our proprietary and in-licensed technologies. We use such technologies to discover and develop novel uses for known drug compounds and to enhance their therapeutic benefits. Our focus on known drug compounds with established mechanisms of action reduces the risks, costs, and time typically associated with pharmaceutical product development.

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