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 May 2011 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Colbert-gerDraft Stephen Colbert: Only He Can Lead America Out of Its Health Crisis
Americans are eating their way to an early grave. But if anyone can change that—if anyone can kickstart America’s health—it’s Stephen Colbert. When Colbert speaks, America listens. Help Draft Colbert >

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Ricky Gervais for chimpanzeesRicky Gervais, New Legislation Seek End to Chimpanzee Experiments
Ricky Gervais recently told the U.S. government that chimpanzees used in invasive experiments deserve better. The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, introduced in Congress last month, would advance medical research by ending these unethical and wasteful experiments. Celeb Support >

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How Food Subsidies Tax Our HealthTaxing America’s Health: Subsidies for Meat and Dairy Products
As Americans filed their taxes in April, PCRM launched a new campaign against the government’s spending of billions of those taxpayer dollars on subsidies that support the production of unhealthy meat and dairy products. Taxpayer Cost >

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Animals used in military trauma trainingCitizen Lobbyists Urge End to Animal Use in Combat Trauma Training
Last week, PCRM members across the country participated in Citizen Lobbyist Week. You visited and called your congressperson's office and asked him or her to co-sponsor the BEST Practices Act (H.R. 1417)—a bill that would end the military's cruel and unnecessary use of animals in medical training. 6,000 Animals Killed >

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Food for Life 90 Day JournalKickstart Mom’s Health: New Food for Life 90-Day Journal
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Give her the gift of wellness this year with PCRM’s new Food for Life 90-Day Journal. It will help her experience the benefits of a plant-based diet, including improved heath and vitality. Chocolate Cherry Nirvana Smoothie Recipe >


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PCRM in the News

Ohio ABC affiliate features PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., discussing 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart

CNN's ISSUES with Jane Velez-Mitchell features Dr. Barnard discussing chocolate milk's impact on childhood obesity covers Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act introduction

The Columbus Dispatch covers Dr. Barnard’s 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart

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St. Petersburg Times prints op-ed by Dr. Barnard on agriculture subsidies

The Miami Herald prints letter by PCRM primatologist Debra Durham, Ph.D., on ending chimpanzee experiments



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