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For adults with type 2 diabetes, in addition to diet and exercise. Role of the kidney in normal glucose homeostasis and in the hyperglycaemia of diabetes mellitus: Mather A, Pollock C. Glucose handling by the kidney. From victim to ally: Curr Med Res Opin. Glucose control by the kidney: Am J Kidney Dis. Characterization of renal glucose reabsorption in response to dapagliflozin in healthy subjects and subjects with type 2 diabetes. Glucose transporters in human renal proximal tubular cells isolated from the urine of patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
Sodium-glucose cotransport inhibition with dapagliflozin in type 2 diabetes. Long-term study of patients with type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment shows that dapagliflozin reduces weight and blood pressure but does not improve glycemic control.
Thus, changes in renal tubular glucose reabsorption may be expected to have appreciable impact on glucose homeostasis. In adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus T2DM , despite the presence of hyperglycemia, SGLT2 activity continues to reabsorb glucose. In addition to increased SGLT2 and GLUT2, protein expression in subjects with diabetes also demonstrated up to 3 times greater cellular uptake of glucose than healthy volunteers.
Elderly patients and patients with impaired renal function may be more susceptible to these changes. FARXIGA is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Among its responsibilities, the Regulator performs functions in relation to issuing GMO licences, develops draft policy principles and codes of practice and provides advice to the public, other regulatory agencies and the Australian Ministerial Council sect.
The committees are interdisciplinary and share cross membership. On matters within their competence, the committees provide advice upon request to the Regulator and the Ministerial Council. Providing advice on the need for policy principles and codes of practice is a function common to all three committees. The Ethics Committee is to provide advice on ethical issues relating to gene technology, the need for and content of codes of practice in relation to ethics and conducting dealings with GMOs and the need for a content of policy principles in relation to dealings with GMOs that should not be conducted for ethical reasons sect.
All committee members are subject to disclosure and conflict of interest rules. The Minister of Agriculture shall appoint an interagency Executive Council for GMOs composed of representatives from various governmental agencies sect.
The Council has the power to inter alia 1 require a permit for the use of facilities to develop, produce, use or apply GMOs or to release GMOs into the environment, to submit through a registrar a risk assessment and where required an environmental impact assessment of these activities sect. The Act establishes an Advisory Committee whose members are appointed by the Minister after recommendation by the Council sect. The Committee is to act as the national advisory body on all matters related to genetic modification of organisms sect.
Advice may include that related to GMO introductions into the environment, proposals for specific activities or projects, contained use, importation and exportation and proposed regulations and guidelines sect. The Committee may advise upon request or upon its own initiative the Minister, the Council, other Ministries and bodies.
It may also invite written comments from knowledgeable persons on any aspect of genetic modification of organisms sect.
Committee members are to recuse themselves when the Committee considers subjects in which they have direct or indirect interest sect.
It functions as the competent authority for the coordination of matters in the field of conservation and sustainable exploitation of biodiversity. CONAM promotes, through the Framework of Environmental Management, coordination among the various authorities involved in the field of safety in biotechnology art. Certificates can only be issued upon a favourable opinion from the National Agricultural Biosafety Committee. The General Directorate submits the application to the Committee for review.
An Inter-Secretariat Commission, with the participation of the Mexican Council, will propose to the Secretariat of External Relations, the adhesion to treaties and international instruments considered necessary in the field of genetically modified organisms.
It may also promote agreements to harmonize phytosanitary requirements art. In Tunisia, a Biosafety National Commission, inter alia , 1 provides technical opinions on any application for import, contained use, deliberate release and commercialization of GMOs; 2 verifies and analyzes documents prepared for risk analysis; 3 supervizes the risk analysis for the release and commercialization of GMOs; 4 sets limits for the presence of GMOs in food products, seeds and plants; establishes and updates the list of GMOs to be regularly controlled; 5 prepares a list of experts in the field of GMOs; 6 sets up the conditions and modalities for transport of GMOs within the national territory; 7 controls any GMOs imported or locally produced; and 8 gives advice on establishing national policy and assisting the competent organizations in establishing biotechnology regulations in the field of biotechnology and the competent institutions in implementing such regulations art.
IBCs are typically given the ultimate responsibility to ensure the safety of any GMO-related work within the institution. When used effectively, IBCs could have a particularly important role in maximising the benefits and minimising the risks of GMOs. This is because projects could be screened early on at the level of the researcher or institution before government oversight is more formally applied. The Philippines experience is particularly interesting because of the breadth of responsibilities that IBCs are given and the interaction that occurs with the National Committee on Biosafety.
In the Philippines, all institutions engaged in genetic engineering are to create institutional biosafety committees sect. IBCs need to have the collective expertise to supervise and assess planned field releases.
The Guidelines outline additional expertise to be represented on IBCs sect. IBCs may have consultants on call that are knowledgeable in a variety of issues, including standards of professional conduct and practice and community attitudes sect. Among its functions an IBC is to review work conducted or sponsored by the institution and recommend research proposals sect.
Reviews are to include holding discussions on the comparative ecological, economic and social impacts of alternative approaches to attain the purposes of the genetic engineering product or services sect. An IBC should also formulate and adopt emergency plans and notify the National Committee on Biosafety about significant problems sect. Procedurally, IBCs review proposals made by the principal investigator sect. A cornerstone of all oversight systems examined - whether voluntary or mandatory - is to assess the GMO for safety.
Biosafety regimes attempt to identify the risks posed by the GMO to the environment and human health. Food safety regimes attempt to identify the risks posed by the GMO to human health. Safety assessment generally consists of 1 hazards identification, 2 risk assessment and 3 risk management UNEP, Only risk assessment and risk management are discussed here.
The underlying principle of risk assessment is to prevent harm by identifying the probability that particular hazards will occur. The principle of familiarity is used primarily in the biosafety area to determine the level of oversight applied to a particular GMO. It is premised on knowledge and experience with the host and recipient organisms. This then can be used to extrapolate the potential risks of the modified organism. The UNEP Biosafety Guidelines note that familiarity does not imply that an organism is safe, while unfamiliarity does not imply that an organism is necessarily unsafe para.
Unfamiliarity means however that an organism should be assessed on a case-by-case basis. With experience and knowledge, a risk assessment may apply to a group of organisms for characteristics functionally equivalent on a physiological level. The development of generic risk assessment approaches or exemptions in one country does not necessarily mean that other countries will apply similar approaches.
Monitoring can provide knowledge and experience on the use of organisms with novel traits para. The principle of substantial equivalence is used primarily in the food safety area where, because of the complex nature of food and the inadequacy of traditional risk assessment techniques, there is a need for a targeted approach. Substantial equivalence is primarily applied to foods derived from genetically modified plants and it attempts to take into account both intended and unintended changes in the plant or foods derived from it WHO, Rather, it is a way to structure food safety assessments relative to a conventional counterpart sect.
Substantial equivalence is used to identify similarities and differences between the new food and the conventional counterpart acknowledging that, for the foreseeable future, foods derived from modern biotechnology will not be used as conventional counterparts. The safety assessment then assesses the safety of identified differences, taking into consideration unintended effects due to genetic modification sect.
Risk managers subsequently judge this and design risk management measures as appropriate. The proper application of familiarity and substantial equivalence, in particular the assumptions upon which both principles are founded and applied, is an outstanding issue that may determine the extent to which the risks of GMOs can be accurately identified and subsequently minimized or eliminated. In particular, some uses of substantial equivalence are becoming increasingly criticized. Similarly, the European Union has recognized the problems with applying substantial equivalence.
According to the explanatory memo accompanying the proposal, the substantial equivalent concept has been controversial in the Community. It has been recognized internationally only as a key step in the safety process of GM foods, but not a safety assessment in itself, as it has been used as a regulatory shortcut.
International law has imparted additional principles to guide the risk assessment process. The reference to science may be an attempt to ensure that an assessment is objective in order to minimize arbitrary assessment approaches.
The WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures applies to all sanitary and phytosanitary measures which may directly or indirectly affect international trade art. However, when GMOs are in international trade, and may pose a threat to human, animal or plant life or health in an importing country, the SPS Agreement would apply to national sanitary or phytosanitary measures SPMs designed to address the threats prior to import.
WTO member States must ensure that sanitary and phytosanitary measures are based on an assessment of risks to human, animal or plant life or health art. Risk assessment techniques developed by relevant international organizations must be taken into account.
International law also provides a basis for the consideration of socio-economic factors in risk assessment. From this flows one of the key provisions of the draft Code: Criteria for identifying appropriate biotechnologies are provided and include those that are: Additionally, the draft Code emphasizes preventing and mitigating possible negative effects of agro- and food biotechnologies.
To this end, the draft Code first emphasizes foreseeing and preventing possible negative socio-economic effects of agro- and food biotechnologies art. Governments and international organizations should, as part of their technology assessment procedures, monitor and assess the socio-economic impacts of biotechnologies.
Economic measures include 1 the potential damage to production or lost sales; 2 costs of control or eradication; and 3 relative cost effectiveness of alternative approaches to limit risks art.
It is unclear whether this is an exhaustive list. The Guidelines for Plant Risk Analysis promulgated under the FAO Plant Protection Convention emphasize that the potential economic importance of the pest is a key determinant in the assessment process.
It is in this determination that potential environmental damage is assessed along with other criteria such as perceived social costs sect. If the pest has sufficient economic importance and introduction potential i. The Guidelines highlight which options could be taken and suggest the efficacy and impact of the options should be evaluated sects. The Biosafety Protocol, which has yet to enter into force, appears to establish the most comprehensive collection of criteria with which a risk assessment is to comply.
The lack of scientific knowledge or scientific consensus should not necessarily be interpreted as indicating a particular level of risk, an absence of risk or an acceptable risk Annex III.
Review and risk assessment should be undertaken on case-by-case basis art. The step-by-step approach involves evaluating each step of the deliberate release i. Containment measures may be reduced gradually in each step, but only if the tests conducted in the previous step justify it.
The details and depth of information required for the authorization is to be proportional to the estimated degree of risk. Risk communication is an area related to public participation and access to information. Within the food safety area, the risk communication principles found in the Codex Proposed Draft Principles for Risk Analysis of Foods Derived from Modern Biotechnology are premised on the belief that effective communication is essential in all phases of risk assessment and management sect.
Risk communication is to be an interactive process involving all interested parties. Processes should be transparent, fully documented and open to public scrutiny while respecting legitimate concerns for confidential commercial information. Safety assessment reports and other aspects of the decision-making process should be available to the public sect. Responsive consultation processes should be created sect.
The extent to which the principles reflected in international instruments are actually applied at the national level is unclear from a simple review of the instruments examined. While all instruments reviewed require safety assessment and typically refer to risk assessment few details are provided within the instruments themselves to guide the risk assessment process. In some cases, the identification of risks is undertaken through classification according to the different levels of threat to human health and ecological environment.
Different responsibilities for undertaking the safety evaluation are associated with each class. Similarly, the French Decree No. The most explicit references relate to substantial equivalence and familiarity, which provide a basis for oversight. The principle of case-by-case review is the next most referred to principle. Risk assessment is to be carried out considering: In such risk assessment explicit reference is made to the consideration of economic factors, such as the possible damage for lost production or sale in case of entry; propagation of diseases; the costs for the control or eradication within the national territory and the relation cost-efficacy of others possible methods to eliminate risks.
The Peruvian Law on the Prevention of Risks Derived from Biotechnology provides criteria for risk assessment procedures to be carried out on a case-by-case basis art. For example, in Canada the risk assessment is undertaken by the proponent and reviewed by the regulatory agency. Similarly, in China the risk assessment is completed by the institutions carrying out genetic engineering work and subsequently re-examined by relevant administrative departments at different levels.
In contrast, the Australian Office of the Gene Regulator undertakes the risk assessment based upon information supplied by the proponent. The Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment has supervisory functions. In the food safety area, the Australian New Zealand Food Authority assesses, approves and lists foods produced from gene technology that may be imported into the two countries.
In the plant protection area, it is responsibility of Costa Rican State Phytosanitary Service to make sure that phytosanitary measures are based on an adequate assessment of the risks to human health and to the protection of plants. It is difficult to ascertain which approach - assessment by the proponent or assessment by the regulator - will be more effective in minimising the risks presented by a GMO, especially in developing countries.
Both approaches assume that an oversight agency either has the capacity, in the first instance, to critically review the risk assessment presented to it or, in the second instance, has the capacity to actually undertake the risk assessment itself. The underlying principle of risk management is to identify and take steps to eliminate or minimize to an acceptable level risks identified in the risk assessment.
Risk management is typically practised at the level of the regulatory decision maker who must process risk assessment data along with other factors that may be required to then determine whether approval should granted or denied. The decision maker must determine what is an acceptable risk for society in relation to other possible benefits and costs.
This is an inherently political decision CEC, Risk management strategies vary with circumstances and can embrace a number of techniques ranging from an outright ban to softer approaches that might include educating users of the proper application of an end product.
In particular, post-approval monitoring, labelling and traceability can be used within risk management strategies and are described below. A cornerstone of risk management practice, at least in toxicity studies related to human health, has been to build in a safety factor to ensure that risks are truly minimized, if not eliminated.
The evolution of this practice to a wider number of applications such as GMOs may be reflected in part now by the precautionary principle, which should be applied by decision makers where there is scientific uncertainty. The recognition of the need for a precautionary approach is greatest at the international level. In the biosafety area, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is, at the moment, the foremost international instrument referring to a precautionary approach.
The precautionary approach is also referred to in article1 Objective. Under the Protocol, decisions of the contracting party importing a GMO destined for first-time release into the environment and where necessary for GMOs intended for direct use as food or feed, or for processing must be according to a risk assessment art. However, lack of scientific certainty due to insufficient relevant scientific information and knowledge regarding the extent of potential adverse effects shall not prevent the contracting party of import from taking a decision, as appropriate, in order to avoid or minimize potential adverse effects arts.
In the food safety area, it appears the Codex Commission is embracing a precautionary approach, even if the term is not explicitly referred to in the Codex itself. For example, the Codex Proposed Draft Principles for the Risk Analysis of Foods Derived from Modern Biotechnology state that risk managers are to account for the uncertainties identified in the risk assessment and manage the uncertainties sect.
In the area of trade, the WTO SPS Agreement provides some flexibility for member States to provisionally adopt sanitary and phytosanitary measures SPMs when scientific evidence for the measures is insufficient art.
However, member States must subsequently seek additional information to more objectively assess the risk and to review the SPM within a reasonable period of time. Even so, the ultimate burden to justify an SPS measure is placed on the importing country - even in the face of uncertainty Jenkins, Indeed, this could be interpreted as contrary to a precautionary approach where such a burden would normally be placed on the exporter Jenkins, While risk assessment is itself a contribution to a precautionary approach, the explicit or implicit reference to precaution as a decision-making principle has found its way only into a handful of regional and national instruments that were examined.
For example, in the Mexican Law on Sustainable Rural Development the precautionary principle provisions apply in case of presumption of risks or adverse effects deriving from the use of GMOs when no scientific adequate evidence is available art. In Peru, the principle is reflected in art.
Analysis of the negative impacts to human health, the environment and biodiversity, which may be caused by the release of LMOs, is to be carried out. The State can refuse authorization for the use and release of LMOs where threat of serious damage exists, and only if such denial has technical justification and does not constitute a technical barrier or restriction on trade.
In the finalization process of the Andean Community Biodiversity Regional Strategy, a series of principles have been identified in the context of the Biosafety Strategy. One of those is the precautionary principle. An earlier Communication from the Commission on the precautionary principle seeks to harmonize the interpretation of the precautionary principle within the European Union CEC, The Communication provides guiding principles for applying the precautionary principle.
In Australia, the Gene Technology Act refers to the concepts embodying the precautionary principle. The objectives of the Act are to be achieved through a regulatory framework premised inter alia on the precautionary principle: This is an important point because, according to the law, the Gene Technology Regulator must not issue a license if it would be inconsistent with a policy principle in force sect.
As is the case with risk assessment, additional principles have been recognized by the international community that provide a framework for the application of risk management, especially as it relates to international trade.
Calls for necessity and proportionality are common to both biosafety and food safety instruments. Another common principle is the need for risk management measures to be scientifically or technically justified. This qualifier attempts to inject objectivity into the decision-making process in order to limit arbitrary decisions. Three principles are closely related to trade-related issues. The principle of non-discrimination means that comparable situations should not be treated differently CEC, In a trade context, GMOs from one country should not be treated differently than their domestic counterparts.
In the biosafety area, the FAO Plant Protection Convention has the most comprehensive collection of principles affecting risk management. The IPPC provides that phytosanitary measures can be taken for quarantine pests and regulated non-quarantine pests, but not non-regulated pests art. Phytosanitary measures must meet minimum requirements: Emergency measures are justified but must be evaluated as soon as possible after their application to justify their continued application art.
Member States are directed to base their SPMs on international standards, guidelines and recommendations, where they exist in order to harmonize SPMs as widely as possible art. However, a member State can introduce an SPM resulting in a higher level of protection than that offered by an international standard, guideline or recommendation art. This is conditioned on the existence of one of two things: This last point is subject to the further conditions in article 5.
Nonetheless, all measures that differ from international standards must be consistent with the SPS Agreement. Any measures based on risk assessment should be proportionate to the risks identified i. Measures to minimize the likelihood of unintentional transboundary movement of LMOs are to be taken art. The UNEP Technical Guidelines on Biosafety reflect the principle that risk management should be proportional to the level of risk and the scale of the operation paras.
Risk management measures should be taken until risks have been minimized to acceptable levels. The UNIDO Voluntary Code of Conduct for the Release of Organisms into the Environment states that safety precautions and monitoring procedures should be proportional to the level of assessed risk sect.
The provisions of the FAO preliminary draft International Code of Conduct on Plant Biotechnology reflect a number of risk management principles already elaborated upon earlier. The various aspects of the release should match the potential risks. In other words, any scale-ups should be evaluated and authorized on the basis of results of experiments conducted in the previous steps art. Governments and competent authorities should inform the competent authority of countries that could be affected by negative and unexpected consequences of a deliberate release art.
Finally, Governments should also consider establishing technical and financial assistance to farming communities and countries to mitigate adverse socio-economic effects from biotechnological developments art.
In the food safety area, the Codex Proposed Draft Principles for the Risk Analysis of Foods Derived from Modern Biotechnology state that risk management measures are to be proportional to the risk. When they are mentioned in the international or national instruments examined, risk management measures have rarely been elaborated upon. This may be because risk assessment is typically undertaken on a case-by-case basis, and therefore risk management measures need to be prescribed on a case-by-case basis as well.
Notwithstanding this, three measures are typically mentioned: Post-approval monitoring is a mechanism to ensure compliance after a permit is issued, to gather general information and to identify unexpected consequences resulting from an approval. Post-approval monitoring therefore may be an important way to minimize the risks of modern biotechnology. After receiving consent, the authorization holder may be required to comply with certain conditions related to the release or marketing of a GMO that contribute to risk management.
Monitoring may be one such condition. Another may be for the authorization holder to notify authorities when a problem occurs and to take corrective action.
Monitoring may also take place in a strategic manner. This would take place for all releases within a country over a period of time. For example, governments and international organizations should monitor and assess socio-impacts of biotechnologies as a part of their technology assessment programmes art.
Technology assessment procedures should include monitoring and long-term assessment of environmental impact art. Finally, a proposer must ensure adequate and proportional monitoring of the actual effects that the organisms had on the environment as part of technology assessment procedures; suggestions are made as to what information should be recorded art.
A number of international instruments in the biosafety and food safety areas only refer to post-approval monitoring in a very general way. These instruments include the Codex Proposed Draft Principles for the Risk Analysis of Foods Derived from Modern Biotechnology risk management measures could include post-marketing monitoring sect. For example, the importer should ensure that the persons involved in distributing their biological control agents are trained adequately so that they can provide users with advice on efficient use para.
Finally, the importer has the responsibility to notify authorities when a problem occurs and to voluntarily take corrective action when requested art. At the national level, post-approval monitoring and the responsibilities of the holder of authorization were not explicitly evident in most instruments reviewed.
This is not to say that they do not exist. Rather, they may be buried in the more general requirement for risk management or permit compliance. The exceptions are described here. The oversight agency appears to be responsible for monitoring use art. If the certificate is granted, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development appoints officers to inspect and to monitor the transgenic product released.
They are also to receive a periodical update. In Brazil, pursuant to Law No. The Commission is tasked with, inter alia , monitoring any GMO imported or locally produced. In addition, Part C Placing on the Market as or in Products states that when the competent national authority provides its consent in writing it may stipulate conditions that are to include monitoring and the public release of subsequent results to ensure transparency art.
In the food safety area under the proposed EU regulation on genetically modified foods, all authorization holders will have supervisory obligations to undertake post-market monitoring and report to the European Food Authority art.
In the United Kingdom, every consent issued for importation, acquisition, keeping, releasing or marketing of GMOs comes with specific and implied conditions. The specific conditions will vary with the circumstances. The implied conditions generally include 1 keeping informed of any risks of environmental damage from the permitted activity, 2 notifying the Secretary of State of any new information regarding the risks of environmental damage being so caused and the effects of any releases especially those when it appears the risks are more serious than apparent when the consent was first granted and 3 using best available techniques, not entailing excessive costs, to prevent environmental damage as a result of the activity sect.
Labelling has a dual role as a mechanism to provide access to information and as a means to manage risks. Labelling as an informational tool has been described earlier in section 3. Consequently, with this information, the end user can take appropriate steps to minimize or avoid the risks specified for example by following the instructions on the label.
Labelling and associated documentation may also provide important information to intermediate handlers of GMOs, for instance when they are in transit through the postal system. In the biosafety context, this latter role is being further examined under the Biosafety Protocol pursuant to article 18 2 in cooperation with other fora.
Traceability - the ability to track a GMO - is an emerging issue within the biosafety and food safety areas. The concept behind traceability is to create a system to ensure that information is available on the origin of a genetically modified product as it moves from its point of manufacture or production to the end user.
Traceability could be applied in instances where illegal export, import or release is suspected. It could also be applied where environmental damage has occurred from intentional and unintentional releases.
Finally, it may be applied to situations where unforeseen food toxicity is identified. A unique identifier assigned to approved GMOs would facilitate tracing. Methods to detect or identify GMO based products would need to be developed perhaps using molecular techniques. In the instruments reviewed, provisions on traceability are usually associated with those on labelling.
But it should be kept in mind that labelling is likely to be only one tool in a comprehensive traceability system. International and national level food safety and biosafety instruments reference traceability. Traceability as a risk management measure is still under consideration by the Codex Ad hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Foods Derived from Biotechnology Codex, e.
Labelling of feedstuffs is to be clear and informative for proper handling and use sect. It is also to ensure the traceability of the feeding stuffs.
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