Animal testing is outmoded because, unlike human biology-based test methods, animals are unreliable predictors of human response, delaying treatments and cures to patients and driving up drug costs.
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With a bi-partisan vote of 392 to 28, the House passed the FDA Modernization Act as a rider to a larger package of FDA-related reforms, strengthening the chance of enactment this summer for a measure that would eliminate a statutory animal testing mandate for new drug development. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will soon hold a “markup” hearing on parallel legislation, which also includes the FDA Modernization Act as a rider.
While we still have work to do as the House and Senate work to reconcile differences in the two FDA legislative packages, we are on the path to see the adoption of a major national new policy to reduce animal testing and unleash the use of alternative test methods in our national efforts to test drugs formulated to cure or palliate disease.