The Weekly Summary

ohio-state-isis-attackerNovember 28th – December 4th                                 2016

In the general news, an ISIS-inspired lone attacker from Somalia, who became a U.S. citizen Continue reading

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Ibrance (palbociclib) to treat advanced breast cancer

November 28, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Richard Finn, MD about his NEJM Continue reading

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How the FDA could rapidly generate jobs and increase safety

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Update November 30, 2016- With President-Elect Trump making good on his promises 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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Is Vitamin-D deficiency overdiagnosed?

November 8, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham 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 Weekly Summary

castroNovember 21st – November 27th                                 2016

In the general news, dictator Fidel Castro died in Cuba at the age of 90. In France, Trump 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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The 23andMe home genetics test kit controversy

December 19, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

In Part 1 of our interview with Robert Klitzman, MD, ethics professor at Columbia University, we Continue reading

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Review: The iPhone 7

j-alexanders-fried-chickenDepth Mode photo from the iPhone 7

November 25, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I was forced to buy the new iPhone 7 Plus after my new 6 was stolen. While I still recommend 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-flynn-sessionsNovember 14th – November 20th                                 2016

In the general news, Trump’s cabinet picks dominated the news and the current NSA director, Continue reading

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US Senator calls for transparency in medical device pricing

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The Weekly Summary

trump-obamaNovember 7th – November 13th                                 2016

In the general news, Donald Trump won the election to become the 45th President of The United Continue reading

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IOM report on CDC gun violence research

June 5, 2013

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The new 80-hour work week surgery residency

July 24, 2011- The Surgeon-in-Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital, 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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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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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 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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