Questions still linger about animals dying for medical research in Central Indiana

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Questions still linger about animals dying for medical research in Central  Indiana

By Fox59.com, Friday, July 6, 2012

The deaths are now part of a federal investigation at two Indiana University Health system facilities. The Methodist Research Institute at IU was cited for seven violations in March for not giving dogs enough pain meds during and after surgery. One dog died.

Fox59 has discovered that IU School of Medicine was also cited in March for violations doing the same type of procedures on dogs and again in June, this time for performing an unapproved surgery on a small pig.

“This procedure was not listed in the protocol,” said Michael Budkie, co-founder of Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN). “It's also very important to look at this because that essentially shows that we have a researcher, at least one at this medical school, that's basically out of control.”

IU Medical School released the following statement Friday: "...Any concerns expressed by the United States Department of Agriculture in their routine inspections are taken very seriously and quickly addressed to facilitate adherence to the best treatment and care of the animals." 

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