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Mandatory Alternatives Petition (MAP)

April 30, 2014
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The Mandatory Alternatives Petition seeks to change the way drug testing is done in laboratories before drugs are tested on people. The MAP asks the FDA to mandate the use of scientifically proven drug testing methods that replace the use of animals. These methods are more predictive and reliable than animal testing.

In 2010, the FDA stated that they intend to issue guidance on the use of non-animal testing methods. However, despite repeated meetings and MAP supplemental submissions from NEAVS and other organizations, the agency has not issued guidance or mandated the use of superior alternatives to animal testing.

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Subject: Please Promote Alternatives to Animal Testing in FDA Regulations

Sally Howard
Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning & Legislation

Suzanne Fitzpatrick
Senior Science Policy Analyst

Dear Ms. Howard and Ms. Fitzpatrick,

I am concerned about the use of animal drug-testing methods that are inaccurate, unvalidated, immensely cruel, and often dangerous for human health. I am also concerned about the number of hazardous drugs approved for human use, the harm they’re causing millions of people around the world, and the inability of animal testing methods to detect and prevent these serious consequences.

More reliable testing methods are available, and many more are in development, which can produce safer and more effective drugs than current animal testing methods. Europe is ahead of the U.S. in replacing animal tests with better methods. It is the law in the EU that animal tests may not be used when validated non-animal alternatives are available. We have no such law in the U.S., but the FDA has the authority to accomplish much the same thing in the areas of drug and device testing.

As a concerned citizen, I urge you to do all that you can within your current authority to replace animal tests with superior non-animal methods. I hope that you will assert leadership in advancing drug testing from archaic and unreliable animal methods to scientifically sound and humane methods by mandating the use of alternatives by companies regulated by the FDA. Thank you.

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we stand in defiance
against pseudoscience!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

we are animals,
not experiments
in labs.
we are born to freedom
not to die in pain
on cold slabs!!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

10 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    April 30, 2014 11:44 am

    we stand in defiance
    against pseudoscience!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 30, 2014 11:48 am

      Thank you so much, my dear! I should have just posted it as I posted an alert regarding the same previously, too! I love it just as much, though.

      Liked by 1 person

      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        April 30, 2014 11:50 am

        you are welcome and thank you,

        we are animals,
        not experiments
        in labs.
        we are born to freedom
        not to die in pain
        on cold slabs!!!!!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. April 30, 2014 11:58 am

    Oh, sweetie, that is just wonderfully perfect! I hope I didn’t sound like I wanted a new one! I just said that so you know that I am 100% perfect with using poems over again and again. I cannot imagine coming up with your creations news each day! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      April 30, 2014 12:01 pm

      i am glad you do not mind recycling cause sometimes my old brain just goes pffffffffffffffffft 😉


      • April 30, 2014 12:06 pm

        lol!!! Your brain could never go pfffff, else how would you be able to create so many amazing poems and pictures??? 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
          May 1, 2014 1:48 pm

          i blushing(in between wrinkles 😉


  3. April 30, 2014 4:56 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog.


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