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  November 2006 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

school lunch line PCRM Announces Golden Carrot Award Winners
At many schools across the country, lunch consists of high-fat fare such as chicken nuggets, french fries, pizza, and cheeseburgers. But some schools are making important improvements. For National School Lunch Week, PCRM recognized five food service directors doing an exceptional job of improving the healthfulness of school lunches. Read more >


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Nov newsletter covance thumb nailCovance Eyes New Chandler Location for Animal-Testing Facility
Faced with immense citizen opposition, Covance Laboratories may be changing its strategy in building a new animal-testing facility in Chandler, Ariz., to avoid the possibility of a referendum and public vote. PCRM is urging Chandler residents to continue letting their mayor and City Council members know that they don’t want Covance in their town. What you can do >

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chicken and grillPCRM Files Lawsuit Over Carcinogens in Grilled Chicken
Everyone knows that fried chicken is not a health food, but most consumers are unaware that grilled chicken also poses a disturbing health risk: carcinogens. PCRM has filed suit under California’s Proposition 65 to compel seven national restaurant chains in the state to warn consumers about the dangerous cancer-causing compound found in their grilled chicken. Learn more >

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pig used in animal labUniversity of Rochester Drops Live Animal Labs From Medical School Curriculum
Another medical school has embraced humane alternatives to live animal labs. A third-year surgery clerkship’s live pig lab was replaced with modern medical simulators and other non-animal teaching methods, and the school joined the vast majority of U.S. medical schools that have completely eliminated live animals from their undergraduate medical education curricula. What you can do >

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PCRM's PCRM Public Service Announcements Reach Wide Audience
PCRM’s message of good nutrition has probably been in a newspaper, on a television broadcast, or on the radio airwaves near you. PCRM’s public service announcements, which are designed to educate consumers about different aspects of nutrition and health, have been picked up by publications, radio stations, and television stations across the country. Read more>

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