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Guidelines regarding constitution / reconstitution of IAEC 48th Meeting of CPCSEA was held on 21st August, under the Chairmanship of Shri Hem. PDF | The effect of implementation of guidelines of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and The results showed that the implementation of CPCSEA guidelines in pharmacy institution . Mar ; J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg. PDF | On Dec 29, , Pandey Govind and others published Guidelines of CPCSEA for conducting the experiment on animals.

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Since years, some researchers have favored animal experimentation and emphasized that such experiments were necessary for the advancement of scientific knowledge. These alternatives are more cost-effective and more reliable than traditional animal experimentation Step 3: Several students objected openly against animal dissection exercises thereafter. We evaluated these software programs and found that the alternatives are implementable and decrease the cost and time spent on animal experiments.

In India, two models are currently available: Over 20, rabbits were used for animal testing in the UK in for eye irritancy tests Draize test.

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Computer-based alternatives were used to some extent by all countries. To add to this, withdrawal and ban of a number of drugs in recent years including rofecoxib, which was proven safe in animal testing highlight these legitimate concerns about extrapolation of animal test results to human beings.

The animal protection movement was started in 18 th century by a group of people known as abolitionists in England. Vice Chairman participated in the workshop.


Notwithstanding the various regulations, unethical treatment of animals is being reported worldwide. The various alternatives used guidelknes mannequins, videos, observational and field studies, materials from slaughter house and fisheries, supervised clinical experience etc.

Postgraduate medical education regulations, amended upto Virtual experimental pharmacology guidelnies alternative or not? These alternatives can be substituted by demonstrations using computer-simulated learning programs. These are mechanistic models that aim to predict sensitization from mechanistic knowledge and empirical models that are aimed at predicting from a statistical perspective.

VisionMedical Council of India. Cpcsew has been a concern about continuing the animal experiments in the postgraduate courses, but the rules and guidelines are confusing and unclear.

On the other hand, animal activists were using extreme measures to stop animal use. Two drug trial men critically ill. New cell and tissue tests, computer models and other innovative methods can be used to replace existing animal guideliens. Vandebriel RJ, van Loveren H. However, companies were allowed the sale of animal-tested guidelinea if the tests were conducted elsewhere. Table 3 Laws and regulations for use of experimental animals in India.

Statement on the scientific validity of the in vitro micronucleus assay as an alternative to the in vitro chromosomal aberration assay for genotoxicity testing. Registration of establishments conducting animal experimentation or breeding of animals for this purpose.

Chitosan films, a substitute for animal and human epidermal sheets are used for in vitro permeation of polar and non-polar drugs. Whenever you consider ethical issues in animal experiments, critically analyze the following: In doing so, a guidlines consensus must be developed for removing or reducing the animal experiments from curriculum.

Confusion, contradiction, gidelines controversy. Bovine corneal opacity and permeability tests have also gained wide acceptance. The first animal protection law to regulate animal testing was in enacted in in the British parliament, followed by the Cruelty to Animals Act Cosmetics and animal testing: Validation, regulatory acceptance and international harmonization.


Animal use in pharmacology education and research: The changing scenario

The use of animals in higher education: Animal models of disease, discovered or generated by pure research programs, are used for applied research. The Central Government has constituted a Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals CPCSEA which is duty bound to take all such measures as may be necessary to ensure that animals are not subjected to unnecessary pain or suffering before, during or after the performance of experiments on them.

The utility of toxicity tests is however debated, since many animal toxicity tests do not accurately reflect toxicity in humans, with false positive results being a particular problem.

Practical manual of Pharmacology; pp. In this review, we discuss the evolution of the use of animals in education and research and how these have been affected in recent times owing to concerns from animal lovers and government regulations.

Development of alternatives to animal experiments in teaching seems less tedious. Vice Chairman and Member Secretary participated in the workshop.

The greatest drug discoveries in the 19 th and 20 th centuries were possible due to the use of animals. Categorising the severity of scientific procedures on animals.