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Coalition sues US government over failure to respond to animal testing petition
A coalition of animal protection groups today filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C. against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accusing the agency of violating its mandatory duty under the Administrative Procedure Act. The lawsuit states that the FDA failed to act on a petition asking the agency to require the use of scientifically sound alternatives to the use of animals in testing to gain approval for drugs and medical devices.