Dr. Rand Paul Hosts Puppy Press Conference, Introduces Bipartisan FDA Modernization Act to End Animal Testing Mandates

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On Oct 7th, Rand Paul, along with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), introduced the FDA Modernization Act to end animal testing mandates. This legislation would end an outdated FDA mandate that requires experimental drugs be tested on animals before they are used on humans in clinical trials. 
 
The bill would not ban animal testing outright, but would allow the option for drug sponsors to use alternative methods where they are suitable.
 
This act would accelerate innovation and get safer, more effective drugs to market more quickly by cutting red tape that is not supported by current science. 
 
It also prevents the needless suffering and death of animal test subjects—which is something Rand thinks both Republicans and Democrats can agree needs to end.