A beagle puppy’s mouth is taped shut to prevent her from spitting out an experimental drug. Chemicals are forced through a tube into her stomach or injected into her eyes. Some are only one week old. 20,000 dogs killed each year. No pain relief. No anesthesia.
Now here’s the real scandal: drug companies don’t want to do any of this. They prefer newer, cheaper, faster, and more accurate technology— but the Food and Drug Administration remains entrenched in regulations from nearly a century ago, and its heavy-handed bureaucrats punish industry for challenging its dog testing red tape.
White Coat Waste Project’s landmark new report, BROKEN BUREAUCRACY, is a first-of-its-kind analysis of how thousands of puppies are abused in wasteful, misleading, and expensive drug tests just to satisfy archaic FDA red tape… and how puppies, patients, in addition to drug makers’ own profits, are the victims.
As first reported by The Daily Caller, in this investigation, we analyzed some 200 new drug applications (NDAs) submitted to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies over the last 20 years.
These NDAs are important because they describe, in the industry’s own words, what FDA forces them to do for regulatory approval — whether they like it or not.
— Rep. Brendan Boyle (@CongBoyle) May 7, 2021
Here’s a small sample of what our investigation reveals:
These dog tests are stunningly expensive (up to $900,000 each!) and unreliable (even according to government scientists themselves), while more efficient, effective, and dog-friendly test methods exist—all this is detailed in our report, too.
And indeed, the proof’s in the pudding: Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines were rapidly developed and fast-tracked through the FDA’s normal animal-testing mandate, to great success!
No voice. No choice. FDA red tape ties the industry’s hands and tapes puppies’ mouths shut.
To get treatments to market faster, cheaper, with fewer dead dogs, and without delay, we don’t just need to cut FDA red tape … we need to SLASH it!
WCW’s Broken Bureaucracy report recommends the following policies:
The system is sick. We have the cure. Please read BROKEN BUREAUCRACY. Then lend your voice to help us cut FDA red tape by telling Congress to pass the AARF Act!