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A new era of testing [Commentary]
A new era of testing [Commentary]

Staffers passing by a room in the U.S. House of Representatives office building earlier this month did double takes. Whom they saw inside were no ordinary Capitol Hill briefing attendees: rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits. The presence of these animals in the halls of Congress evidences a paradigm shift that could forever change how we protect public health in America. It's one of many developments this month that signal progress toward a safer future. Congressman James Moran (D-Va.) introduced a bill to end animal testing for cosmetics, and I spoke at the briefing, mentioned above, which he jointly hosted with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine about the use of...