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  January 2008 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

pig Animals Win in New York and Missouri; Wisconsin Continues to Lag Behind
Last year had already been a banner year for PCRM’s live animal lab campaign. Six medical schools had confirmed the switch from live animal labs to validated non-animal educational methods. Then, in the last few weeks of 2007, more good news arrived: Both New York Medical College (NYMC) and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis announced they had ended their live animal lab programs. What you can do >

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family in airportEating on the Fly
With thousands of Americans traveling by air this holiday season, PCRM checked out the healthfulness of food at some of the nation’s busiest airports. The seventh annual Airport Food Review found that although some airports scored lower than in years past, more than 80 percent of the restaurants surveyed offered at least one low-fat, cholesterol-free vegetarian entrée. Read more >

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caged monkeyAviation Consultants Detail Risks Associated with Covance Facility
Hazardous chemicals. Fire hazards. Disease outbreak. These are all legitimate concerns for residents of Chandler, Ariz., where animal-testing company Covance Laboratories intends to construct a giant experimentation facility. Williams Aviation Consultants Inc., on behalf of PCRM, has compiled an eye-opening risk assessment of the future Covance facility. Learn more >

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Neal Barnard, M.D.Hundreds Log On to Food for Life for Diabetes Online Classes
PCRM’s online video support group for managing diabetes is a huge hit with the public. PCRM offers free educational information on diet and diabetes and cooking demonstrations, along with group support, for anyone with diabetes—and hundreds of people sign on every week to participate. Learn more >

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ratThey Asked for It: CalEPA Gets Earful About Animal Testing
When the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) asked Californians how it should implement a new “Green Chemistry” policy for the state, PCRM responded: “Not with animal testing!” PCRM experts and many concerned California members submitted comments asking the agency to use non-animal-based testing methods. Read more >

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CBS Early News interviews Susan Levin, R.D., about the Airport Food Review

The Washington Post covers PCRM’s Airport Food Review

The New York Times covers the end of Case Western University's dog lab

San Francisco Chronicle highlights the progress of farm subsidy reforms

Johns Hopkins University’s live animal labs scrutinized by the Maryland Gazette

Cancer Project’s Orange Park cooking class covered in the Florida Times-Union

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Toxicologist Kristie Stoick, M.P.H., writes about risk assessment on AltTox.org

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