Changes in plastic surgery training programs

March 3, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

In Part 1 of our interview with the new Chairman of Plastic Surgery at NYU, Eduardo Rodriguez, 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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CheckMate 026: Why did Opdivo (nivolumab) fail in NSCLC?

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

In the wake of the news-making failure of CheckMate 026 of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) fail in Continue reading

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Have state health commissioners dropped the ball?

With Obamacare exchange premiums increasing 7.5% year-over-year, this 2013 video is still relevant…. Continue reading

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The Gluten Crazies are out of control and affecting menus in restaurants

April 26, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD

I was eating at a French restaurant recently, and the waiter asked me if I had any allergies, such as “gluten”. Continue reading

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The ACA’s THC program: A pilot program to fund residency training outside of the traditional hospital setting

September 6, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Letter to the Dean of Harvard medical school about conflicts of interest

Flier-kevin-mdJeffrey Flier, MD, Dean, Harvard School of Medicine Continue reading

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Doctors complain to Columbia about Dr. Oz

Update April 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD

As a direct result of our posting of the letter, below, the New York Times then national TV news Continue reading

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The super shady methods of pricing generic drugs in America: case study- Sildenafil

Generic revatioMay 15, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD

The last I read, Teva and Mylan were not supposed to launch their approved generic of Viagra (sildenafil) 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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The Weekly Summary

ahmed-khan-ny-bomber-copySeptember 19th – September 25th                                 2016

In the general news, the New York City and New Jersey bomber, an Afghani turned by radical Islam, was arrested. Continue reading

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Apple, Google, and Amazon need to make their own hospitals

The first ever use of Facetime to deliver customer care by Apple store Geniuses

February 9, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Every doctor knows too well how the American healthcare system is inefficient, wasteful, and Continue reading

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Did Hillary Clinton really faint from “dehydration” or does she have a chronic neurological condition?

September 12, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Once again, the Hillary Clinton campaign is on defense after another health scare from their Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

chelsea-pressure-cookerSeptember 12th – September 18th                                 2016

 In the general news, Hillary Clinton’s collapse during the Sunday 9/11 ceremonies dominated news all week. Then, a week later, multiple ISIS-inspired attacks took place across the country. Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

hillary-collapsingSeptember 5th – September 11th                                 2016

 In the general news, North Korea claims to have tested a nuclear warhead. The party of Germany’s Angela Continue reading

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Google wants your DNA now (Not just with 23andMe)

Google-founder-and-DNA-companiesOpinion December 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD

The Wall Street Journal published an article explaining how the pharmaceutical industry data mines Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

Trump in MexicoAugust 29th – September 4th                                 2016              

In the general news, Donald Trump rose in the polls by controlling his off-the-cuff comments and Continue reading

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Review of combination immunotherapies seen at ASCO 2016

June 22, 2016- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Siwen Hu-Lieskovan MD, PhD of UCLA, an expert with immunotherapies for melanoma, Continue reading

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Interview with Dexcom’s CEO Terry Gregg

August 11, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Above, in Continue reading

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