PCRM Online June 2013

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PCRM Online June 2013

June 2013 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Former medics from Strategic Operations demonstrate the Cut SuitPhysicians Committee Petitions Air Force to End Animal Use
The Physicians Committee recently petitioned the U.S. Air Force to halt plans to use and kill live animals in combat trauma training courses at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Tacoma, Wash., and transition to readily available nonanimal training methods. Amputations and Burns >

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Dr. Neal Barnard on Ellen DeGeneres Show

Watch Dr. Barnard Discuss Power Foods on the ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’
Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D., recently appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss foods that help you sleep and brain foods. Watch Video >


Replacing in vitro toxicity tests with human-relevant methods

Toxicity Testing Workshop Recommends Replacing Animal Tests
Animal tests used to identify the effects inhaled chemicals have on the human respiratory system pose ethical and scientific issues. The Physicians Committee hosted a workshop on May 1-3 that outlined steps regulators and companies should take to replace animal tests with human-relevant methods. Recommendations >


Dr. Nandita Shah for Kickstart India

Kickstart India Returns!
Have fun, get healthy, and enjoy tasty Indian foods with thousands of people in India and around the world who have registered for Kickstart India that began June 1—and will now return the first of each month. Cooking Demos >



Improving Toxicity Testing through the Chemical Safety and Improvement Act
Over the past several years the Physicians Committee and other groups have worked to share with Congress the importance of fixing an integral part of the regulatory process—toxicity testing. To ensure robust protection of public health and the environment, we need to move away from our current heavy reliance on animal tests and towards more human-relevant methods. Recommendations >


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ABC News quotes Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee, about “healthy” pizza

New York Daily News quotes Physicians Committee member doctor on San Diego schools adopting Meatless Mondays

Associated Press quotes Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., director of nutrition for the Physicians Committee, on cronuts pastry