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Mission Statement

Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. PSR is the medical and public health voice working to prevent the use or spread of nuclear weapons and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment.

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Recent Press Releases (RSS Feed)

  • November 16, 2015
    PSR Florida Fracking-Ban Resolution

    A resolution supporting legislation providing for a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing, or any well stimulation performed for the purposes of exploration or production of oil or natural gas in the state of Florida.

  • October 8, 2015
    PSR Statement in Support of Doctors Without Borders

    Physicians for Social Responsibility is deeply disturbed by the deadly bombing, on the morning of October 3, of the Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) Trauma Centre, in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

  • July 14, 2015
    PSR Welcomes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Regarding Iran's Nuclear Program

    Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauds the historic agreement made between the P5+1 and Iran that was announced this morning. This agreement will curb Iran’s ability to obtain nuclear weapons capability by blocking all pathways to the bomb, in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions.

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Press Clippings

  • November 18, 2015
    Nuclear War: Near Misses

    A letter to the editor by PSR Security Director Martin Fleck.

    Source: New York Times
  • November 1, 2015
    Members take action to reduce effects of climate change

    Article on PSR's recent Climate Health Summit co-authored by Trish O'Day, RN, board member for Texas PSR and PSR National.

    Source: The American Nurse
  • October 20, 2015
    PSR pushes for stronger fracking regulations in PA

    "The closer you live to a frack site, the more likely that you will be sick with asthma, heart trouble, nausea from polluted water or stress from disruption of your lifestyle," said Dr. Robert Little, a representative of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News

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