After discussions with PETA, AstraZeneca and Novo Nordisk A/S have become the latest major pharmaceutical companies to ban the widely discredited forced swim test, in which mice and other small animals are placed in inescapable beakers filled with water and made to swim to keep from drowning, supposedly to shed light on human depression.
AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk A/S Ban Near-Drowning Test on Animals
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