The Costs of Animal Experiments

  • Aysha Akhtar
Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)


Despite our tremendous prevention power, the fact remains that drugs are important tools in the arsenal of modern medical science. To produce new drugs, we need research. This involves applied research, that is, research directly intended to produce a new treatment. Basic, or more exploratory, research is also utilized to help direct applied research. To approve a drug for the market, regulatory requirements usually dictate at least two major stages of safety and efficacy testing. The preclinical stage includes the use of in vitro and/or animal experiments to assess whether a drug is a viable candidate for further clinical investigation based on safety and efficacy evaluations. The clinical stage is broken down into three phases. Phase 1 typically involves a small group of healthy human volunteers to test the safety of a compound. Phases 2 and 3 usually include larger groups of volunteers in controlled clinical trials to test for both safety and efficacy of the potential treatment against the targeted disease or condition. Post-marketing studies are also often required to monitor the safety of a product once in use.


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  • Aysha Akhtar
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  1. 1.Oxford Centre for Animal EthicsUK
  2. 2.US Food and Drug AdministrationNorth PotomacUSA

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