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  April 2008 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

boy Florida Schools Put Veggie Burgers on the Menu
School lunch lines across the country are filled with greasy, high-fat cheeseburgers, chicken wings, and pizza. But in March, PCRM helped Broward County, Fla.—the sixth-largest school district in the country—introduce Gardenburger’s Flame Grilled vegan burger to students at Everglades High School, Driftwood Middle School, and Eagle Point Elementary. Read More >

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dogReducing Animal Use in Toxicity Testing
Each year, laboratories around the world subject millions of mice, rabbits, dogs, and other animals to painful experiments to test the toxicity of different chemicals that impact public health and the environment. These procedures are not only cruel but also misleading and not protective of human health. That’s why PCRM has a team of scientists working tirelessly to reduce and replace the use of animals in this field—and they are making headway. Read more >

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NealBarnard, M.D. PCRM Presents at the 5th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition
Imagine a room filled with top scientists from around the world, sharing their research, debating the latest studies—all focused on the benefits of a plant-based diet. That’s exactly what took place in early March when Loma Linda University hosted the 5th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition in Southern California. Read more >

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pigStepping Up Efforts to End Live Animal Labs at Johns Hopkins
More than 90 percent of U.S. medical schools have stopped using live animals to teach medical students the basics of physiology, pharmacology, and surgery. So why is Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine—a top-ranked U.S. medical school—still offering live animal labs? Learn more >

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PSA'Med School' TV Spot Shows Benefit of Vegetarian Diet
More than 66 percent of Americans are obese or overweight, and millions are suffering from diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses—and unhealthy eating habits play a key role in these problems. PCRM’s newest public service announcement, “Med School,” lets viewers know that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and other vegetarian foods can help fight disease. Read more >

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Nature Medicine publishes a letter by Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D., about animals used in research

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