The Weekly Summary

June 11th – June 17th                                 2018

In general news, President Trump and North Korean dictator, nuclear weapon builder, Kim Continue reading

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Told you so: the NEJM Mediterranean diet was junk science

June 13, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Back in 2013, I pounded the Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

June 4th – June 10th                                 2018

In general news, President Trump caused a stir at the G7 meeting by not agreeing to any of the Continue reading

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Why are suicide rates increasing along with increased usage of antidepressants?

June 8, 2018- Fox News’ Tucker Carlson interviewed author Johan Hari about his book Lost Connections and the Continue reading

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Steven E. Greer, MD, on CNBC discussing antidepressants

June 8, 2018– In the news recently are the suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Continue reading

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Selective publication of positive trials on antidepressants

January 7, 2008- Interviewed and produced by Steven Greer, MD

Erick Turner, MD, psychiatrist at Oregon Health and Science University and former FDA medical Continue reading

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Senator Ben Cardin discusses antidepressants in the military

Update: July 29, 2010- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Continue reading

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“You’re telling me this now?” Why the news is suddenly critical of statins and antidepressants

Opinion: February 19, 2012  By Steven Greer, MD

The CBS news show “60 Minutes” made waves with a story asserting that the antidepressants Continue reading

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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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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 Who’s Teen Cancer Lounge at Sloan Kettering opens

March 18, 2016- by Steven E. Greer MD

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center held a press day for its new teen lounge 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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The FDA pathway for biosimilar drug approvals

March 26, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,

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The MusiCorps benefit concert 2015

October 16, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed the Founder of MusiCorps, Arthur Bloom, and one of the musicians in the band, 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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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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The Weekly Summary

May 29th – June 3rd                                 2018

In general news, President Trump pardoned Obama critic filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza who was jailed by Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

May 21st – May 28th                                 2018

In general news, President Trump announced that he was canceling the June meeting with North Korea, 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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An emerging safety problem for TAVR patients

March 16, 2017- produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed William O’Neill, MD, one of the first to implant a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) valve. The products have been approved by the FDA for several years, and we asked him to update us on the real-world usage and safety. Continue reading

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