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Of mice and men: debating animal research in drug development

Animal research is a central pillar of drug development, but in medical terms, do the ends justify the means? The consensus in the research community is that it is a vital aspect of building scientific knowledge and improving clinical trials, while critics argue that the practice is unnecessary and ineffective. Dr Jarrod Bailey of Cruelty Free International and Chris Magee of Understanding Animal Research make the case for both sides of the debate.

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