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  January 2009 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Man Contemplating Burger Easy-on-the-Wallet 'Value Meals' Are Hard on Health
Value Menu meals from five national fast-food chains including Jack in the Box and McDonald’s top the list of unhealthful menu items that are causing a significant cost to public health—including obesity and cancer—according to the report  “Cheap Eats for Hard Times: The Five Most Unhealthful Fast Food Value Menu Items” by The Cancer Project. Read More >

MonkeyUnfriendly Fire: End the Military’s Use of Animals in Trauma Training
In military trauma training courses, soldiers shoot pigs in the face, repeatedly expose monkeys to a neurotoxin, and amputate goats’ legs with gardening tools—even though nonanimal methods are widely available and can handle every aspect of military medical training. But PCRM is working to end the use of animals in these courses, which violate the Department of Defense’s own animal welfare regulation. Read more >

Boy Eating SandwichMany Want Vegetarian School Lunches, USDA Says
You spoke up, and the federal government heard you—loud and clear. Last year, PCRM asked its members and other concerned citizens across the country to attend listening sessions held by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA was soliciting opinions about the National School Lunch Program, and we knew the government needed to hear how important it was to offer students more healthful vegetarian foods. Read more >

Mouse Zero Animal Testing Proposed in Tier 0 Toxicology Testing
Little is known about the toxicity of many of the estimated 70,000 chemicals in commerce in the United States. To address this growing public health dilemma, chemicals of greatest concern need to receive priority. At a recent conference, PCRM advocated for greater use of “tiered” testing approaches that reduce the number of animal-based toxicity tests, which often have questionable value for predicting human health effects. Read more >

A New Approach to Nutrition for Diabetes DVDPCRM Program to Treat and Prevent Diabetes Now on DVD
Jason Wyrick was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in his 20s and faced taking insulin for the rest of his life—until he turned to the diabetes treatment approach recommended PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D. Since then, Jason has lost 120 pounds, and he now has no symptoms of diabetes. His success story is among those featured in the new PCRM DVD A New Approach to Nutrition for Diabetes. Read more >


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The New York Times covers The Cancer Project’s Cheap Eats Report

The Sydney Morning Herald covers Dr. Barnard’s Reverse Diabetes Australian book tour

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publishes op-ed by PCRM nutritionist Kathryn Strong, M.S., R.D., urging Child Nutrition Act reform

The Washington Times prints letter by PCRM nutritionist Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., about vegetarian diets

The Providence Journal publishes The Cancer Project member doctor Ana M. Negrón’s op-ed about hot dogs and cancer risk

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