I will let these articles published in the BMJ speak for themselves. They focus on an improved need for research integrity, communication and evidence from animal research before taking the leap to application on humans. They also raise ethical concerns.
Read through the list and form an opinion. I do not wish to cloud your thoughts. Why is this important? Animal research underpins strongly the very basis of drug development. A shaky foundation has implications on health care models that heavily rely on pharmaceutical agents or durgs or medicines to deliver effective care.
- Oxford TB vaccine study calls into question selective use of animal data
- Learning lessons from MVA85A, a failed booster vaccine for BCG
- Improving the conduct, reporting and appraisal of animal research
- We need better animal research, better reported