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The Physicians Committee



 
 January 2010 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

militaryBill Requires End of Live Animal Use in Military Medical Training
The U.S. military is fighting two wars, so it’s essential that service members receive the best medical training available. A new bill recently introduced in Congress and language in a Defense Appropriations Bill report could move the military toward using human-based, state-of-the-art training methods—and phase out the inhumane use of live animals. Join Citizen Lobbyist Week >

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girl with fruitAvatar and Arkansas Ads Impact Childhood Obesity
The blockbuster movie Avatar imagines life in 2154. And there is no sign of a McDonald’s. So why does the movie’s marketing promote Big Macs to teen fans? Last month, the Federal Trade Commission took steps to stop advertising like this from contributing to childhood obesity. But another ad targeting Arkansas youths could help reverse the epidemic. Avatar Marketing Ploys > 

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Victory! Puerto Rican Residents Win First Battle to Halt Monkey Farm
After nearly six months of pressure from PCRM and other organizations, a judge last week ordered a temporary halt to construction of a primate-breeding facility in the Puerto Rican town of Guayama that has raised serious health and environmental concerns among local residents. Judge's Conclusion >

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Marilu HennerKickstarters Chat Live with Marilu Henner on Friday
On New Year’s Day, Alicia Silverstone called thousands of people. She congratulated them for joining the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. And she let them know that over the course of the Kickstart, they are going to get everything they need—from meal plans to celebrity nutrition support—to feel fantastic and have fun! This Friday, actress and author Marilu Henner continues the motivation with a live chat session. Next Celeb Phone Call > 

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PCRM Legislative FundPCRM’s Legislative Fund Educates and Legislates
If you find yourself thinking, “There ought to be a law…,” the new PCRM Legislative Fund is probably already working to make it happen. PCRM’s work on Capitol Hill has grown in recent years. So in December, we created the PCRM Legislative Fund to shape important public policy reforms. 2010 Priorities >

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unhealthy burgerUnhealthiest ‘Gourmet Burgers’: Wendy’s Tops List
High-end “gourmet burgers” at fast-food chains may seem like a cheap way to enjoy a premium meal, but they can pose risks to consumers’ health. With a whopping 1,140 calories and more saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium than anyone should eat in a single day, Wendy’s Bacon Deluxe Triple Burger tops the Cancer Project’s list of the five most unhealthful gourmet burgers sold by national fast-food chains. Five Worst Burgers >

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unhealthy burgerPCRM Members Vote to Stop Animal Testing
In 2009, you did a lot to help stop animal testing. You saved countless animals from Advanced Trauma Life Support programs and medical school labs. You helped the Great Ape Protection Act get more than 100 congressional co-sponsors. You blocked the construction of a primate-breeding facility in Puerto Rico. And in December, you voted to let people know that you support this lifesaving work all year long. Other Lifesaving Efforts>

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