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Medical Industry May Stop Animal Testing In Two Years

The USDA supports using new technology rather than animals for pharmaceutical testing measures.

Medical safety testing has relied heavily on animals in the past, but the US Food and Drug Administration along with the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute and the Cardiac Research Safety Consortium are pushing to institute new technological testing techniques that utilize simulated human models and human heart cells. According to the Humane Society of the United States, officials hope to have the modern animal-free means of testing ready to be used within the next two years. This is just one of many ways that the medical world is resorting to artificial measures in lieu of subjecting animals to painful conditions—earlier this year, Washington University ceased using live cats for its pediatric advanced life-support class and this August the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA, announced that it would stop using ferrets for its intubation trainings and instead would utilize simulated models.

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Auntie Anne's Removes "Dog" from Hot Dog, Leaves Meat

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America's Chain Restaurants Are Going Bankrupt

Record number of fast-casual dining chains are shutting down locations to shoulder declining interest.
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