Drugs to treat lung conditions such as Asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) are tested in animals.
On average, 3 people die from an asthma attack in the UK every day. In 2017 1,484 people in the UK died from an asthma attack in the UK.*
Around 30,000 people with COPD die annually in the UK.**
5.4 million people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma: 1.1 million children (1 in 11) and 4.3 million adults (1 in 12). Around 1 million people are being treated for COPD. The treatments people suffering from a respiratory disease receive came from research with animals including guinea pigs, rats and dogs.
** British Lung Foundation: https://statistics.blf.org.uk/copd
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