Author Affiliation: Ms Fishbein is Vice President and General Counsel, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Controversies Section Editor: Phil B. Fontanarosa,
MD, Executive Deputy Editor.
Because they are dedicated to the elimination of the use of all animals
in medical experiments regardless of the human cost, animal protectionist
groups have moved vigorously to seek the assistance of the federal courts.
Inspired by their taste of success in other areas, these groups are now attempting
to make the use of mice, rats, and birds in biomedical research prohibitively
expensive and extremely burdensome. This raises the distinct possibility that
such research is in danger of experiencing the strangulation by red tape that
is threatening medical research in the United Kingdom.1- 3
Fishbein EA. What Price Mice?. JAMA. 2001;285(7):939-941. doi:10.1001/jama.285.7.939