Animal Testing and Alternatives

The Physicians Committee
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End Animal Testing to Protect Human Health

Testing chemicals—such as drugs, household products, pesticides, and cosmetics—on animals is time-consuming and expensive, and the results are generally not applicable to humans. That’s why scientists are developing and using human-relevant methods that replace animal tests and better protect public health.

Watch this video to learn more about the problems with animal testing and the nonanimal alternatives that are the solution:

ANIMAL TESTS AND ALTERNATIVES


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Drugs tested on animals have a 92% failure rate. more >

 


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TOXICOLOGY AND REGULATORY TESTING

The Toxicology and Regulatory Testing team works to improve the safety and efficacy of new drugs by:

  • Advocating for a shift in preclinical research to focus on human-relevant test methods. These include, for example, microphysiological systems (human-on-a-chip) and human-cell based tests
  • Educating regulators and industry scientists on barriers to progress and innovation in development of new drugs
  • Collaborating with regulators, scientists, industry and patient advocacy groups to modernize FDA law and policy for drug testing