Health Ministry banned repeated drug test on animals for already approved drugs

Health Ministry banned repeated drug test on animals for already approved drugs

New Delhi: The Union Ministry for Health has removed repeated drug testing for those drugs which have been tested abroad already. This duplicate testing saves large sums of money as well as thousands of animals. Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister of women and child development had earlier written to the Health ministry about this practice. Investigational New Drug Committee and Drug Technical Advisory Board have also stated that non animal alternatives where available should be used. Humane Society International, Humane Society India and People for Animals which are leading animal welfare…

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest
Read More