Is polio making a comeback?

Update November 13, 2018- Parents of children who died from this “polio-like” illness are accusing the Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

November 5th – November 11th                                 2018

In general news, President Trump flew to a hostile France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ending of WW1. As the pro-EU globalist leaders fall, such as Merkel of Germany and May Continue reading

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Essay: Everything you say can and will be used against you

November 10, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I keep telling people that “smart home” devices, such as Amazon’s Alexa, record everything Continue reading

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Review: “The Bleeding Edge” documentary on unsafe medical devices

November 1, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

The Netflix 2018 documentary “The Bleeding Edge” reviews modern cases of medical devices Continue reading

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Essay: 25-years ago, I was reborn

November 6, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I had forgotten about this until I saw a reminder on my computer. Continue reading

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The Healthcare Channel hits 10

February 3, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I don’t recall the exact date, but it was sometime during the summer of 2006, when I was daydreaming Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

October 29th – November 4th                                 2018

In general news, “far-right” Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil. “Far-left” pro-immigration Merkle announced her resignation as the leader of her party and will not seek Continue reading

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How to establish a face transplant team

March 3,  2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,  MD In Part 2 of our interview with Eduardo Rodriguez, MD, DDS, Chairman of Plastic Surgery at Continue reading

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Current surgical weight loss therapies

January 24, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Erik Dutson, MD, weight loss surgeon at UCLA, explains why his medical center does not implant the Lap-Band, Continue reading

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President-elect Trump adopts plan by The Healthcare Channel to bring back drug manufacturing jobs

Update January 11, 2017- By Steven E Greer, MD

Last November, I sent my idea, below, directly to the Commissioner of the FDA, Robert Califf. I also sent it Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

YTD S&P

October 22nd – October 28th                                 2018

In general news, Angela Merkel’s ruling party in Germany suffered another loss in elections Continue reading

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Triple Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

October 18, 2018- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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The new CDC guidelines for prescribing opioid pain pills

June 1, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Pain pill prescriptions have quadrupled since the 1990’s as drug companies stepped up marketing and funded Continue reading

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Pembrolizumab as Second-Line Therapy for Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma

February 27, 2017- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Joaquim Bellmunt, MD, PhD, the Director of the Bladder Cancer Center at Dana-Farber, Continue reading

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Hormone replacement therapy is safe and effective after all

November 14, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH about her JAMA paper that followed the cohorts in Continue reading

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How the FDA regulates compounding pharmacies

April 5, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Few people knew what a compounding pharmacy was until a meningitis outbreak traced to the Continue reading

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Insurance companies are not paying for Repatha and Praluent

Update November 2, 2018- Amgen slashed the annual cost of this drug to $6,000. Continue reading

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Book Review: Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig, MD

February 9, 2013- by Steven E. Greer, MD

How did our ancient ancestors evolve from being pure meat eating carnivore hunters into grain fed Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

October 15th – October 21st                                 2018

In general news, Saudi Arabia admitted to murdering a journalist in their Turkey consulate, Continue reading

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Crystalloid “Balanced Lactated Ringer’s” IV solution is safer to the kidneys

March 1, 2018- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Vanderbilt’s Todd Rice, MD about his NEJM papers that showed crystalloid, or Continue reading

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