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PCRM Online December 2011

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 December 2011 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Cats used at University of VirginiaCats Endure Bleeding and Bruising in University of Virginia Training Program
Live cats are used in a cruel pediatrics residency training program at the University of Virginia. PCRM’s recent federal complaint says this is unlawful and that the university already owns a simulator that better mimics newborn anatomy. Watch Simulator Video > 


Bacon-Rectal Cancer BillboardBacon-Rectal Cancer Billboard Posted Near Bacon Festival
A huge PCRM billboard near the annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, last month warned that eating bacon can increase colorectal cancer risk. Shocking Bacon Festival Stats >


Food Stamp ReformTaxpayer IOUs Highlight Food Stamp Reform Plan
American taxpayers could save $176.90 per year if Congress enacted PCRM’s plan to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to focus on healthful options. PCRM called attention to the possible savings by mailing select taxpayers IOUs and one check for this amount. See Plan >


Alicia Silverstone for 21-Day Vegan Kickstart

Kickstart Your Diet in 2012: Become the Next Success Story
The 150,000 21-Day Vegan Kickstart alumni have countless success stories: weight loss, chronic disease reversal, increased energy, and improved overall well-being. Join the next Kickstart on Jan. 2 to create your own success story in 2012. Read Success Stories >


Humane Seal New CharitiesHumane Seal: New Charities, New Successes, New Council Member
The Humane Seal website recently added nearly two dozen humane health charities. The site’s expanding directory helps people find charities that fund only human-based research or patient services, without the use of animals. It also recently helped one PCRM member urge a local business to redirect its donation to a humane charity. New International Council Member >


rabbitNovo Nordisk Ends Live-Animal Use in Quality Testing
Novo Nordisk will no longer use living animals to quality-test batches of medicine coming off production lines, the pharmaceutical giant announced last month. More than 13,000 animals a year were used for these tests in the 1990s. Watch Video >

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Honolulu Star Advertiser prints op-ed against military’s use of pigs by PCRM member doctor Marie Crandall, M.D.

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