PCRM Online April 2013

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PCRM Online April 2013

PCRM Online
April 2013 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates


Court Says Wayne State Must Provide Records of Dog Heart Failure Experiments
A Michigan court has rejected a Wayne State University lawsuit that attempted to stop the Physicians Committee from accessing public records showing the details of its heart failure experiments on dogs. Timeline >

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Fecal Contamination Chicken WarningHere’s the Poop: Warning Labels on Chicken
Chicken products may soon carry fecal contamination warning labels if the U.S. Department of Agriculture complies with a legal petition the Physicians Committee filed March 14. See Labels >


pediatrics training

PCRM Campaign Improves Pediatrics Training at University of Virginia
The Physicians Committee has successfully urged the University of Virginia to end its use of live cats to teach endotracheal intubation. UVA now joins the 98 percent of pediatrics residency programs that view nonanimal methods as not only more humane but educationally superior. Campaign Highlights >


Neal Barnard, M.D.

The Physician’s Role in Nutrition-Related Disorders: From Bystander to Leader
“It is time for doctors and hospitals to make the transition from being bystanders in food-related illnesses to becoming role models and leaders in the fight for health,” says Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D., in the latest issue of the American Medical Association’s Virtual Mentor. Recommendations >


Cut Suit trauma training

Air Force, Army Continue Animal Use in Combat Trauma Training
The Physicians Committee recently filed a complaint urging Hurlburt Field Air Force Base to replace the use of live animals with human-based simulators. In March, retired Air Force medic Ben Rogers sent a letter asking Air Force Special Operations Command to act on the Physicians Committee's complaint. Army’s Animal Use >

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Fast-Food Secret Menu

Suicide Burger among Five Worst Fast-Food Secret Menu Items
Secret menus at McDonald’s, Chipotle, and other restaurants are the latest dangerous fast-food tactic used to deceive customers. These unregulated menus leave customers playing Russian roulette with their health, according to a new report from the Physicians Committee.
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Simnewb infant simulator

PCRM Urges Canadian University to Modernize Pediatrics Training
Laval University in Quebec, Canada, is violating the province’s animal-cruelty law by using and killing piglets in its pediatrics residency program, says a legal complaint the Physicians Committee filed last month. Take Action >

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Nutrition and the Brain

Attend the International Conference of Nutrition and the Brain
Join the conversation on the role of foods and lifestyle in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders by attending the International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain, jointly sponsored by PCRM and The George Washington University. The continuing education event for health care professionals will be held on July 19 and 20, in Washington, D.C. Register >



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PCRM in the News

PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., discusses how to prevent Alzheimer’s disease on The Dr. Oz Show

The Associated Press covers PCRM’s successful campaign to replace live animal use in UVA’s pediatrics training

The Wall Street Journal prints letter by PCRM director of government affairs Elizabeth Kucinich on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Northwest Florida Daily News covers PCRM’s campaign against the use of live animals for military combat trauma training

The Miami Herald covers PCRM’s Five Worst Fast-Food Secret Menu Items report

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