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Date:5/9/2011

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The committee recognized that precise predictions of different consequences may be difficult to develop in cases where data are lacking or scientists are uncomfortable making the necessary judgments. However, decisions in which risk information could be valuable are made regularly. The committee recommended that FDA use experts who are trained in and comfortable with decision analysis, risk assessment, risk management, and specifically the assessment of uncertainties to facilitate the use of the framework.


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