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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc.

  • Washington, DC
  • http://www.PCRM.org

Mission Statement

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), founded in 1985, is headquartered in Washington, D.C. PCRM has the support of approximately 8,500 physicians and 120,000 lay members. PCRM works to promote nonanimal methods in research and education and adopting a plant-based diet for disease prevention and survival. Primary activites include outreach and education about nutrition and compassionate choices to healthcare professionals and the public; ending the use of animals in medical school curricula; and advocating for legislative changes on the local and national levels.

Main Programs

  1. Program
Service Areas

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International

PCRM primarily focuses on health and research issues within the United States with a growing interest in international collaborative efforts that help further its mission.

ruling year

1988

Principal Officer since 1985

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Dr. Neal Barnard

Keywords

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research, animals, health, prevention, nutrition, vegetarian, vegan

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EIN

52-1394893

Also Known As

PCRM

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Program

PCRM promotes alternatives to the use of animals in medical education. Animals used in medical schools suffer terribly before being put to death. Our goal is to convince medical schools that the many available alternatives to the use of animals are not only more humane, but more efficient and cost-effective! Another PCRM program is advocacy of a plant-based diet as a means of disease prevention. Specifically, our Cancer Project aims to prevent cancer through distributing lifesaving information on reducing cancer risk and improving survival when cancer has been diagnosed. We also conduct state-of-the-art human clinical research on the power of nutrition for health. We also prevail upon medical charities that are not cruelty-free to stop using their funds to conduct needless, wasteful, inhumane tests on animals. And we regularly publish a Guide to Cruelty-Free Giving-including lists of medical charities that are cruelty-free and those that are not.

Category

Medical Research

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$6,085,344.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

PCRM primarily focuses on health and research issues within the United States with a growing interest in international collaborative efforts that help further its mission.

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PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MED
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Neal Barnard

BIO

Neal D. Barnard, M.D. is the president of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and editor-in-chief of "Good Medicine" magazine. He is an active clinical researcher and author or numerous scientific publications. Dr. Barnard also widely lectures on nutrition, health, and alternatives to animals in research and medical education.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Neal Barnard, M.D.

PCRM

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