by Dr. Aysha Akhtar and Dr. Gary Michelson
Orginally published by Stat News on March 4th, 2022
From every sector, the cry is being raised: “We can’t go back to the way things were before the pandemic.” CEOs and politicians, educators and entrepreneurs, health professionals and scientists, all urge the importance of taking stock, adjusting, and learning. One sector in which this must happen now is drug development, where an 83-year-old rule requiring that drugs be tested in animals impedes the development of life-saving medicines.
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