European Medicines Agencies must take action on animal testing
Commenting on the EU Medicines Agencies Network Strategy for 2020, Cruelty Free International called for more action to end the use of animals in medicines testing.
- Strengthen the JEG3Rs animal testing working group and increase their output and communication with national regulators
- Review the use of animals in applications for new medicines and root out duplicative and unreliable animal tests for the future
- Promote the use of alternatives to animal tests and investigate ways to encourage companies to submit data using alternatives to increase greater confidence in them
- Improve communication with stakeholders including animal protection organisations and open a more productive dialogue