The Weekly Summary

October 9th – October 16th                                 2017

In general news, wild fires in Northern California burned down entire neighborhoods of houses in 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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Effects of Exposure to Gun Violence in Movies on Children’s Interest in Real Guns

September 25, 2017- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed author Brad Bushman, PhD of The Ohio State University about his JAMA paper Continue reading

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What 1982’s Blade Runner got right about 2019

September 3, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I watched again the 1982 classic Blade Runner. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, 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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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 bionic pancreas data

July 2, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the early clinical data on the “bionic pancreas” Continue reading

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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 Deans of Johns Hopkins and Miami discuss ACO’s

February 28, 2011- By Steven E Greer, MD

Dean Miller of Johns Hopkins and Dean Goldschmidt of Miami discuss accountable care organizations, Continue reading

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CDER Director Janet Woodcock on new drug safety strategies

November 16, 2010- by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Dr. Janet Woodcock, long-time Director of CDER, the FDA center responsible 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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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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The Weekly Summary

October 2nd – October 8th                                 2017 Continue reading

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Reliable gun violence statistics

Newtown kid victimsFebruary 12, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD

In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut massacre of 20 first graders and six brave adults, Continue reading

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September 25th – October 1st 2017 Continue reading

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September 18th – September 24th                                 2017 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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The NIH has turned into a source of welfare for bloated universities

Collins-NIHSeptember 12, 2017- Science reports, “President Donald Trump’s administration has brought a long-simmering debate over how the U.S. government supports university research Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

September 11th – September 17th                                 2017 Continue reading

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