Congress Considers Amending Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to Allow for Non-Animal Tests

House Bill 1905, the Alternatives to Animals for Regulatory Fairness Act of 2021, would amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in order to “allow the sponsor of a new drug to use a non-animal test as an alternative to an animal test for purposes of demonstrating the safety and effectiveness of [the] drug.” The bill was previously introduced in 2020.