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CameronJune 20th – June 26th         

In the general news, Europe was shocked when the UK voted to leave the EU, or “Brexit”. 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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Review of immunotherapy and targeted therapy

June 17, 2016- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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

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Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse night club, where as many as 20 people have been injured after a gunman opened fire, in Orlando, Florida, U.S June 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

June 13th – June 19th                                 2016

In the general news, the Russian track and field team was banned from the Olympics for doping. Continue reading

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ap_bernie_sanders_barack_obama_jc_160609_12x5_1600June 6th – June 12th                                 2016

In the general news, after the Associated Press ran with a non-story proclaiming Hillary Continue reading

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nicklaus-847-submittedMay 30th – June 5th                                 2016

In the general news, the Zika virus became a reality in the states as a baby with microcephaly 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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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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Book Review: The Unwinding

theunwindingMarch 13, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Sometimes, things sit around your house for so long that you forget they are there. I bought Continue reading

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Obama at HiroshimaMay 23rd – May 29th                                 2016

In the general news, President Obama visited Japan and made a controversial stop at Hiroshima. 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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EgyptAir 804May 16th – May 22nd                                   

In the general news, Egyptair Flight 804 took off from Paris, and was blown up over the Mediterranean. In the U.S., Hillary Clinton lost again to Bernie Sanders, in Oregon this time, Continue reading

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CMMI Director leaves after Healthcare Channel investigates

September 29, 2013-By Steven E. Greer, MD

In June of 2012, The Healthcare Channel published an influential Op-Ed in the WSJ exposing Continue reading

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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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Dilma Rousseff of BrazilMay 9th – May 15th                                 2016

In the general news, President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil was impeached, shortly before the summer 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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CMMI Haters Make a Website!

Stop CMS Cuts !May 15, 2016- Bruce Quinn, MD PHD posted on his “Discoveries in Health Policy” blog this follow-up to our 2012 reporting on Obamacare’s CMMI pork project. Continue reading

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Trump-Sanders-New-HampshireMay 2nd – May 8st                                 2016

In the general news, Donald Trump won in Indiana and became the GOP nominee, as Hillary Continue reading

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CBS promotes outrageous pro-coffee research, again

Update May 8, 2016- HBO’s John Oliver focused on this problem of TV news misrepresenting the Continue reading

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Interview with the CEO of Synthetic Biologics, Jeff Riley

February 8, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Continue reading

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