FDA Report Scores Chimp Research Lab

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Science  12 Nov 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5443, pp. 1269-1271
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5443.1269b

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A federal investigation has found that the country's largest chimpanzee facility has violated dozens of regulations relating to good laboratory practices. The violations, described in a preliminary report detailing the results of an August inspection by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, mostly involve inadequate record keeping, but they also include unapproved changes in experimental protocols. Animal activists who obtained the report claim that the irregularities raise questions about the integrity of trials involving potential new drugs and medical devices.