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US FDA sued as part of effort to encourage "scientifically sound" non-animal testing

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A coalition of animal protection groups has filed a lawsuit against the US FDA. They accuse it of failing to provide a timely response to a two-year old petition requesting that the agency promulgate regulations encouraging scientifically sound alternatives to the use of animals in testing to evaluate pharmaceuticals. The coalition claims such rule-making could show that the agency is willing to take a leadership role in adopting modern, humane testing methods.

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