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The Physicians Committee



 
  June 2007 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Misleading USDA, Dairy Industry End Dairy Weight- Loss Advertisements
Thousands of Americans were duped into thinking that dairy product consumption is associated with weight loss by a slick multimillion-dollar advertising campaign. However, in response to a petition filed by PCRM with the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the dairy industry agreed to halt this deceptive advertising. Read more >

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AkhtarPCRM Expert Speaks at Covance Air Quality Hearing
Air pollution is already a health concern in the Phoenix area, but a new source of pollution may be on the way. A PCRM public health expert spoke out against animal-testing lab Covance’s proposed new facility at a public hearing hosted by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department in Chandler, Ariz., on April 30. Learn more >

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toxicNew Study Finds Eating Fish Does Not Protect the Heart
People who believe a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids from fish is cardioprotective may soon have a change of heart. A new study in the May issue of the American Journal of Cardiology suggests that fish consumption does not improve heart health or prevent coronary heart disease. Learn more >

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rabbitNew Approved Tests to Spare More Than 250,000 Animals in EU
The European Union has announced that non-animal methods will likely soon replace rabbits for testing chemicals that could be irritating to the skin or eye. Another new method will halve the number of mice used in skin allergen testing. These advances will save almost 20,000 rabbits every year and a total of about 240,000 mice. Read more >

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CarolineMeet Caroline Trapp: PCRM’s New Diabetes Care Expert
Caroline Trapp, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., B.C.-ADM, C.D.E., recently joined PCRM as the director of diabetes education and care. Board-certified in adult primary care, advanced diabetes management, and diabetes education, she has worked with people with diabetes for more than 20 years. Read more >

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