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  June 2006

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Medical Schools Notified That Live Animal Use Is Unlawful
Twelve medical schools across the country have received letters from PCRM notifying them that their use of live animals in student training is unlawful under the federal Animal Welfare Act because alternatives are readily available. These schools are among the 19 U.S. medical schools that still use live dog or pig laboratories in physiology or surgery classes. Learn more >


PCRM Cosigns Open Letter to the United Nations Promoting Healthy Diets
PCRM took a step toward combating the global obesity epidemic by cosigning an open letter to the United Nations promoting healthy vegetarian diets. The letter is a response to a statement made on May 18 by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization advocating increased plant consumption to combat obesity. Read more >


D.C. Conference Highlights Advantages of Medical Simulators
Realistic body parts were everywhere at the Third Annual Advanced Initiatives in Medical Simulation (AIMS) Conference held in the Washington area on May 16 and 17. Modern medical simulators of all shapes and sizes were on display, and attendees received information on how simulators are advancing the way medical students train. Learn more >

vegetarian meal

Vegan Diet Effective Treatment for Diabetes in PCRM Study
A low-fat vegan diet offers a remarkably effective way to treat type 2 diabetes, according to a recently completed study conducted by PCRM and funded by the National Institutes of Health. On June 9, PCRM President Neal Barnard, M.D., will present the encouraging results at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 66th Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C. Learn more >

Stephen Bartell

Thank You: Stephen Bartell
PCRM member Stephen Bartell always made it a point to only buy cruelty-free products. So when he realized that he couldn't find contact lens products that were not animal tested, he set out to create them himself. That was eight years ago. Today, his company, Clear Conscience, sells multi-purpose contact lens solution in more than 1,000 locations across the country. Read more >

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