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  March 2008 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

pig PCRM Ramps Up Live Animal Lab Campaign, Launches New Whistleblower Hotline
Now that more than 90 percent of medical schools have replaced live animal labs with the many effective and humane alternatives, PCRM is focusing even more attention on the 10 schools that cling to the outmoded and cruel labs. What you can do >

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lunch lineSchools Pull Beef from Lunch Lines in Wake of Massive Recall
More than 150 school districts around the country pulled beef from their cafeteria lines after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalled more than 143 million pounds of beef. About 55 million pounds of the recalled meat had already been funneled into the National School Lunch Program and other federal nutrition programs. Most of the meat has already been consumed. Read more >

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monkey Disturbing Monkey Death Underscores Problems with Animal Research Labs
Hidden camera video footage taken inside the Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories USA (SNBL USA) by a Washington state undercover news investigator in early November 2007 clearly shows a lab employee placing into the cage-washer a wire cage with a female cynomolgus macaque monkey still inside. Read more >

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Neal Barnard, M.D.Reverse Diabetes Tour Hits Carolinas, Offers Antidote for Diabetes Epidemic
It’s hard to pick up a newspaper without seeing another scary headline about diabetes. Last month, the American Diabetes Association released a report showing that America is spending at least $174 billion a year treating the disease. That’s about as much as the country currently spends on the war in Iraq and the global war on terrorism. Learn more >

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ratHollywood Stars Share Their Favorite Vegan Recipes with PCRM
Vegetarian diets are “in” in Hollywood. And like a growing number of celebrities, movie and television stars Alicia Silverstone and Kevin Nealon know the benefits of following a meatless diet—and now they are sharing their favorite vegan recipes with PCRM. Read more >

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