Physicians Committee Online February 2017 Issue

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Physicians Committee Online February 2017 Issue

Simulation Replaces Live Animal Use in Paramedic Training

paramedic simulator training

Immediately after the Physicians Committee brought public attention to live animal use in the paramedic training program at Baylor College of Medicine and the Montgomery County Hospital District, the institutions announced an end to the practice. Details >

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Get Junk Food Out of Food Stamps

Get Junk food out of SNAP Program

Economically disadvantaged people deserve good food and good health. Physicians Committee researchers suggest a plan in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine to get junk food out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. More >

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Roadmap to End Three Lethal Animal Tests

End Three Lethal Animal Tests

A Physicians Committee workshop at the National Institutes of Health identified the steps needed to replace Lethal Dose 50 chemical tests—which kill tens of thousands of animals each year—with human-relevant tests. Steps >

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‘Healthy Eating on the Fly Award’ for Newark Airport’s Thyme Restaurant

Newark Airport’s Thyme Vegetarian Restaurant

Thyme, a new plant-based restaurant located in Newark Liberty International Airport, earns the Physicians Committee’s “Healthy Eating on the Fly Award.” Menu >  

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The Exam Room: Improving Drug Safety

The Exam Room

Transitioning from animal testing to organs-on-chips and other methods could improve pharmaceutical safety. Watch >

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Dr. Barnard Rocks!

Carbon Works

As you may already know, Physicians Committee founder and president Neal Barnard, M.D., is more than a trailblazing physician, best-selling author, and leading advocate for ethical medicine and research—he is also a musician! We’d like to share Samurai, the latest release from his band CarbonWorks, which features imagery of freeing captive animals. Enjoy! >

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IN THE NEWS

Houston Press covers the Physicians Committee’s complaint against Baylor College of Medicine’s use of live animals for paramedics training

MedPage Today covers the Physicians Committee’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program supplement