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  • Hormone replacement therapy – set to millions of women subsequent research in monkeys – has newly been establish to raise their risk of heart disease, stroke and breast cancer.

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  • The so-called ‘elephant man’ drug, TGN1412, caused six vigorous volunteers to suffer several organ failure. Previous tests involving at least 25 monkeys showed TGN1412 to be quite safe.

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  • Isoprenaline doses (for asthma) were worked out on animals, but proved too high for humans. Thousands of people died as a result. Even when the researchers knew what to look for they were unable to reproduce this effect in monkeys.

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  • Carbenoxalone (a gastric ulcer treatment) caused people to keep water to the point of heart failure. Scientists looking back tested it on monkeys, but could not repeat this effect.

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  • Flosint (an arthritis drug) was tested on monkeys – they tolerated the drug well. In humans, still, it caused deaths.

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  • Amrinone (for heart failure) was tested on several non-human primates and free with assurance. People haemorrhaged, as the drug prevented normal blood clotting. This side effect occurred in a unexpected 20 per cent of patients taking the remedy on a long-term basis.

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  • Arthritis drug Opren is recognized to have killed 61 people. Over 3,500 cases of rigorous reactions have been documented. Opren was tested on monkeys with no trouble.

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  • Aspirin causes birth defects in monkeys but not in humans.

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  • 20 years and huge amounts of funds have been wasted on ambiguous AIDS research in animals. An main vaccine, Aidsvax – deemed a success in chimpanzees – was prominent a failure in 2003 having failed to keep the 8,000 high-risk volunteers in the experiment.



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