Global Report: Break with Tradition - Pharmaceutical Executive

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Global Report: Break with Tradition
Pharma's battle against animal-rights activists has been long-lasting and decidedly uphill. But now, with the Prime Minister on its side, industry sees light at the end of the tunnel.


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The GSK case was swiftly dealt with. However, the industry cannot yet relax, says ABPI president and Sanofi-Aventis UK managing director Nigel Brooksby. "We have raised the profile, but we now need a sustained effort," he says. "We need a safe environment, free of violence....The dream is that one day we won't have to use animals—but that is still a dream. We need to sustain this momentum: We are at the beginning [of the fight against extremists], not the end."

Sarah Houlton is Pharmaceutical Executive's global correspondent. She can be reached at


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