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  September 2006 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Virginia School Removes Blood and Guts Web Site Virginia School Takes Down ‘Blood and Guts’ Web Site
It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. That was certainly the case when disturbing images of students enrolled in the aptly named “Blood and Guts” class, which is offered to gifted students at the Governor’s School at Lynchburg College in Virginia, appeared on the Internet. Learn more >

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School LunchesSchool Lunches: Some Pass, Others Need Improvement
Students aren’t the only ones being graded in school these days. PCRM has released its fifth School Lunch Report Card, which grades the nation’s major school districts on the healthfulness of the food they serve and also on how well they are promoting the benefits of healthy eating to students. Read more >
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Covance Efforts
PCRM Steps Up Efforts to Keep Covance Laboratories Out of Chandler
PCRM needs your help as we step up efforts to prevent Covance Laboratories from building an animal experimentation facility in Chandler, Ariz. Covance, a New Jersey-based contract testing company, recently filed preliminary plans for the project with the city’s Planning and Zoning Department, but the company faces growing local opposition from PCRM members and other concerned citizens. What you can do >

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Cancer Project and Dana Farber InstitueThe Cancer Project Partners with Dana Farber Cancer Institute
The Cancer Project and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute have teamed up to spread the word about cancer prevention in the Blum Family Resource mobile van. The van will host a number of cancer prevention informational sessions in the Boston area, including Food for Life cooking and nutrition classes. Read more >

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PCRM Saves Animals Lives at Dow ChemicalPCRM Scientists Save Animals’ Lives at Dow Chemical
PCRM scientists saved 675 animals’ lives this month thanks to a recent dialogue with Dow Chemical—and some smart science. Experts with PCRM suggested that Dow test a High Production Volume (HPV) chemical’s effect using a non-animal model first and because of this, Dow canceled the animal experiment. Learn more >

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