PCRM Online January 2013

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PCRM Online January 2013

PCRM Online
 January 2013 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates


Victory! Congress Holds Military Accountable for Killing Animals
Last night, for the first time, a bill was signed into law that demands accountability from the Department of Defense for its killing of more than 7,500 animals each year in medical training courses. PCRM and its supporters can take credit. Timeline >


Rosanna DavisonNew Kickstart Health Tracker: Monitor Weight, Blood Pressure, and More
The 21-Day Vegan Kickstart just began this week! What’s new for 2013? The myKickstart Health Tracker helps participants keep track of weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, A1c, and more. New Celeb Coach >


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Victory! NIH Retires More than 100 Chimpanzees to Sanctuary
More than 100 federally owned chimpanzees are about to retire after years in laboratory confinement. The National Institutes of Health will send the chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center to the Chimp Haven federal sanctuary. PCRM's Role > 


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Diabetes Dilemma: Unlocking the Solution for 100 Million Americans
Watch PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., discuss the diabetes dilemma and solution in this TEDx conference video. Watch Video >


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Army is Shooting Animals: PCRM Asks the Department of Defense to Investigate
The Army recently paid a company to shoot more than 100 live animals so military personnel could practice emergency medical procedures. PCRM and a group of veterans filed a complaint with the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General asking it to investigate contract and animal care violations. Amount Army Paid >



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