Major drugmaker halts use of chimps in research studies

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Dr. Josh Bloom quoted in USA Today January 31, 2014

Merck & Co., the third biggest drug maker in the world, is the latest in a string of pharmaceutical companies to halt studies using chimpanzees. Many pharmaceutical companies are adopting policies against chimp studies, partly because a 2011 study requested by Congress concluded that nearly all chimpanzee use in research was unnecessary. Read more...