Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) (Olivier Douliery/Sipa USA (Sipa via AP Images)

Sen­ate pass­es bill to re­work an­i­mal test­ing re­quire­ments for drug de­vel­op­ers

The US Sen­ate passed via unan­i­mous con­sent on Thurs­day af­ter­noon a bi­par­ti­san bill that would al­ter a fed­er­al man­date for an­i­mal test­ing on new drugs, but stops short of re­mov­ing an­i­mal test­ing en­tire­ly.

Tout­ed as a much-need­ed mod­ern­iza­tion of FDA’s rules, co-spon­sor Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Book­er (D-NJ) have said the bill will stop lots of need­less suf­fer­ing of an­i­mals.

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