The Weekly Summary

April 16th – April 22nd                                 2018

In general news, North Korea announced that it would cease testing of missiles and nuclear weapons 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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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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CBS News not happy at all that cancer warning added to coffee

March 29, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I have been critical of CBS News for years because they have been in bed with the coffee industry, Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

April 9th – April 15th                                 2018

In general news, overseas, the U.S., France, and Britain sent cruise missiles into Syria targeting Continue reading

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Gordon Guyatt, MD: Update on the problem of clinical trials being stopped early to inflate efficacy of drugs

October 24, 2010- Gordon Guyatt, MD, epidemiologist, internist, and biostatistician at McMaster Continue reading

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The NIH Human Microbiome Project

March 31, 2010- Produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Vincent Young from the University of Michigan discusses the Continue reading

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Benjamin Sommers, MD PhD: the challenges of expanding Medicaid

November 23, 2010- Interviewed by Steven Greer, MD

Under the ACA health insurance reform laws, approximately 16 million new Medicaid patients Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

April 2nd – April 8th                                 2018

In general news, the Bashar al-Assad Syrian government provoked the U.S. again by gassing Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

March 26th – April 1st                                 2018

In general news, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un met with China’s Xi Jinping in preparation for Continue reading

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The Lotus TAVR valve recall

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 Continue reading

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CBS News Promotes More Pro-Coffee Junk Science

July 11, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD

How does one become a successful TV medical doctor pundit? First, you have to leave your medical ethics 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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What is Sports Medicine?

March 27, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Larry Nassar is the disgraced former Olympic gymnastic team “doctor” who was sent away to prison Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

March 19th – March 25th                                 2018

In general news, the package bomber terrorist in Austin, Texas was identified by police, then killed himself with a bomb. The Facebook scandal, whereby their business model of sellin 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 Weekly Summary

March 12th – March 18th                                 2018

In general news, Primer Minister Theresa May blamed Russia for the poisoning of ex-Soviet spies Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

March 5th – March 11th                                 2018

In general news, South Korean officials made a surprise and unusual announcement, from 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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Effects of Spaceflight on Astronaut Brain Structure as Indicated on MRI

November 22, 2017 – Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Donna Roberts, MD of the Medical University of South Carolina about her NEJM paper Continue reading

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