Mandatory Alternatives Petition (MAP)
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Mandatory Alternatives Petition (MAP) – 2 February 2008
The Mandatory Alternatives Petition (MAP) is a citizen suit
petition filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting
that the agency mandate the use of scientifically proven non-animal
methods for testing drugs and medical devices. More than 100 groups
are included in the coalition whose members signed this important
petition that asks the FDA to assert leadership in advancing drug
testing from archaic and unreliable animal methods to scientifically
sound and humane methods.
Animal testing methods can be inaccurate and extremely cruel,
resulting in the approval of hazardous drugs that cause harm to millions
of people around the world. 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.
European law requires that animal tests may not be used when
validated non-animal alternatives are available. The U.S. does not have
such a law, but the FDA has the authority to change the way drugs and
medical devices are tested.
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same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
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