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Interview: Prevention is still the best medicine

Dr Bernard-Pellet explains why we should teach medical personnel and patients the art of healthy living through sensible lifestyle and nutrition.

Are animal models predictive?

There are many ways in which animals are used in science, but their role as models for predicting human outcome is especially controversial. Read ‘Are animal models predictive for humans?’ by Niall Shanks, Ray Greek and Jean Greek, originally published in Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine.

Interview: Another courageous scientist

The following interview is with a scientist who wishes to remain anonymous. Her determination to pursue a scientific career without conducting animal experiments is an example for others to follow.

Press Releases

 

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Tue 10 Jan 2012

 
 
 

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Tue 6 Dec 2011

 

Summary

An article published in the peer-reviewed Medicolegal and Bioethics presents a rare challenge not just to the ethics but also to the science of using non human primates in research.

 

Date

Thu 23 Jun 2011

 

Summary

In a letter addressed to EU Commissioner John Dalli, Antidote Europe points to the growing number of scientists who consider animal tests to be about as predictive as, or less than, tossing a coin.

 

Date

Thu 6 Jan 2011

 

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Antidote Europe welcomes recent French media reports warning the public about dangerous medicines.

 

Date

Tue 12 Oct 2010

 

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The campaign’s report presents an immediate science strategy to end poisoning tests on non-human primates.

 

Date

Tue 6 Jul 2010

 

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Antidote Europe has criticised the French government for taking very timid measures to ban the synthetic chemical bisphenol A (BPA). It makes no sense to protect nursing infants by banning the substance in baby bottles when their mothers are exposed to it on a daily basis — not to mention the effect on the foetuses of pregnant women.

 

Date

Wed 10 Feb 2010

 

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Antidote Europe has re-issued its warning on bisphenol A, criticizing the French Food Safety Agency (AFSSA) on its confused and unclear public announcements regarding this chemical.

 

Date

Thu 26 Nov 2009

 

Summary

Antidote Europe was awarded the Pietro Croce prize.

 

Date

Wed 5 Aug 2009

 

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Antidote Europe has launched a public campaign regarding the dangers of bisphenol A and has duly informed the new president of the European Parliament.

 

Date

Wed 8 Jul 2009

 

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It is difficult to understand why food safety agencies continue to place their trust in ambiguous animal data when human data is readily available. The fact that DES and BPA share striking similarities in their structures is extremely worrisome and lends weight to the possibility that BPA is a “chemical time bomb” in terms of our health.

 

Date

Mon 30 Mar 2009

 

Summary

With a crucial vote about to take place on Tuesday 31st March, by the Agriculture Committee (AGRI) of the European Parliament, Antidote Europe has written to all members of this committee, urging them to include a clause in the revised version of the 86/609 directive, to facilitate the adoption of any scientifically sound, non animal method, based on the “weight of evidence” principle. Such a clause would significantly increase the scope and application of non animal methods in practice.

 

Date

Mon 25 Aug 2008

 

Summary

According to EFSA, the exposure of the human foetus to bisphenol A would be negligible because the mother rapidly metabolizes and eliminates this substance from her body. This conclusion is in contradiction with basic pharmacokinetics knowledge.

 

Date

Tue 17 Jun 2008

 

Summary

Antidote Europe has issued an urgent caution against the idea of transplanting animal organs into people.

 

Date

Mon 19 May 2008

 

Summary

The results of our analysis of bisphenol A using toxicogenomics techniques have been conveyed to the French and European agencies for food safety and to Canadian Health Authorities.

 

Date

Fri 11 Apr 2008

 

Summary

Open letter concerning the current debate on genetically modified (GM) products sent to the French Prime Minister Mr François Fillon; ministers for the Environment Mr Jean-Louis Borloo and Ms Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet; and the minister for Health Ms Roselyne Bachelot.

 

Date

Tue 12 Feb 2008

 

Summary

Antidote Europe and Equivita met Franco Frattini, Vice-President of the European Commission.

 

Date

Tue 5 Feb 2008

 

Summary

Antidote Europe has lodged a complaint with the European Mediator for wasting precious time and resources in the battle against cancer.

 

Date

Tue 9 Oct 2007

 

Summary

The group Antidote Europe has submitted a non-animal test method to the EU authorities that would carefully screen any chemical before it could be put on the market.

 

Date

Thu 30 Aug 2007

 

Summary

A recent report published by the US National Research Council (NRC), entitled “Toxicity testing in the Twenty-first century: a vision and a strategy”, acknowledges the importance of using biological material of human origin, in conjunction with the modern science of toxicogenomics. Antidote Europe sees this as a positive development and as confirmation of its own novel approach to the science of toxicity testing, which, together with the efforts of other European groups, has ensured that these methods will be incorporated in the new EU chemicals testing program, REACH, which entered into force on 1st June, 2007.

 

Date

Mon 25 Jun 2007

 

Summary

Test results obtained by Antidote Europe based on the toxicogenomic evaluation of 22 chemical substances are now registered on an international database, which is a very positive sign indeed.

 

Date

Mon 4 Jun 2007

 

Summary

At its coming into force, the European REACH regulation on chemical substances implies toxicity tests of which the reliability has never been proved, qualified of “simply bad science” by a scientific responsible of the European Commission and longer and more expensive than modern and reliable tests already available.

 

Date

Wed 18 Apr 2007

 

Summary

The candidates are not very eloquent on the subject of preventive health measures (April 18th, 2007) : Among those presenting candidates for the presidential election, the LCR has been the only political party to reply favourably and precisely to our questionnaire on the necessary preventive health measures. The Socialist Party and the UMP say they are concerned about prevention and research but it does not appear from their replies that they are considering really new approaches.

 

Date

Mon 2 Apr 2007

 

Summary

A questionnaire on the subject of health was sent to the twelve candidates in the French presidential election.

 

Date

Thu 1 Mar 2007

 

Summary

After adopting a “motion for a resolution” aiming at the creation of a toxicogenomics center, the Social Affairs Committee of the Belgian Senate organised a hearing on alternative methods to animal experimentation.

 

Date

Mon 12 Feb 2007

 

Summary

After the adoption of the REACH regulations, Antidote Europe reminds Mr. Barroso that he has not answered the 140 associations from 12 countries, representing more than 1,200,000 European citizens, who ask that chemical substances responsible for cancer and other serious diseases be tested with truly scientific methods.

 

Date

Mon 25 Apr 2005

 

Summary

Supported by several associations working in different fields in different fields in different countries, Antidote Europe wrote to the Presidents of European Commission and Parliament informing them of the existence of the Scientific Toxicology Programme and asking for toxicological tests on animals to be banned in the REACH project.