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US congressmen urge FDA halt monkey testing at Arkansas lab


March 28, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration must halt all primate experimentation at an Arkansas laboratory until allegations of negligence and abuse are properly addressed, U.S. congressmen demanded in a bipartisan call for action.

U.S. Reps. Matt Gaetz, of Florida, and Brendan Boyle, of Pennsylvania, submitted a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb March 21 after they learned of the Aug. 3 death of a 5-year-old rhesus monkey at the National Center for Toxicological Research near Pine Bluff, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

"Enough is enough," Gaetz, a Republica...

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