Physicians Committe for
5100 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20016
PCRM promotes preventive medicine through innovative programs:
has led the way for reforms of federal nutrition policies.
clinical research programs are breaking new ground in diabetes, cancer,
and other serious conditions.
Cancer Prevention and Survival Fund has provided vital information
to tens of thousands of people.
Gold Plan is a program for healthful eating for businesses,hospitals,
New Four Food Groups is PCRMs innovative proposal for a federal
nutrition policy that puts a new priority on health. The program also
includes an effective nutrition curriculum for schools.
Saving Lives public service announcement series featured Dr.
Henry Heimlich demonstrating the Heimlich Maneuver, as well as
messages on heart disease and cancer prevention.
higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research:
oppose unethical human experiments. While great strides have been
made in eliminating such experiments, problems remain. For example,
children are still given synthetic growth hormone in experiments to
make them taller, and both children and adults are exposed to unnecessary
new drugs which have toxic effects. We promote alternatives to animal
- We have
worked to put a stop to gruesome experiments, such as the militarys
cat-shooting studies, DEA narcotics experiments, and monkey self-mutilation
projects. We also promote non-animal methods in medical education.
Currently, more than half of all U.S. medical
schools have dropped their animal labs for medical students.
advocates broader access to medical services:
promote better medical care for disenfranchised groups,
including minorities, women, persons with AIDS, and homeless
in 1985, PCRM is a non-profit organization supported by over
5,000 physicians and 100,000 laypersons. Supporters receive Good
Medicine each quarter. PCRM programs combine the efforts of medical
experts and grass-roots individuals.
president Neal D. Barnard, M.D., is a popular speaker and the author
of Foods That Fight Pain; Eat Right, Live Longer; Food for Life; and
other books on preventive medicine. PCRMs advisory board includes
12 health professionals from a broad range of specialties.