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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

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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

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The FDA pathway for biosimilar drug approvals

March 26, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,

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The Weekly Summary

August 27th – September 3rd                                 2018 In general news, President Trump claimed to have abandoned the NAFTA trade deal with Canada

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KIT inhibition by Gleevec (imatinib) for severe asthma

May 26, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Novartis’ Gleevec (imatinib) was approved in the U.S. in 2001 to treat leukemia. Now, researchers

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August 20th – August 26th                                 2018 In general news, Ebola outbreaks continue in Africa, to little news coverage. Australia ousted yet

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August 12th – August 19th                                 2018 In general news, former Director of the CIA, John Brenna, had his security clearances revoked, with

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August 6th – August 11th                                 2018 In general news, President Trump reinstated sanctions against Iran, as that economy teeters,

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Does President Trump have “heart disease” based on his Coronary Calcium Score?

January 20, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD President Trump made news this week by having his doctor, Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD, answer

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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

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson attempts to debate gun control with Annals of Internal Medicine Editor Christine Laine, MD

March 6, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD The puppets of the NRA on Fox News react predictably after each mass shooting in a school or

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Told you so: the NEJM Mediterranean diet was junk science

June 13, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD Back in 2013, I pounded the

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The Weekly Summary

July 30th – August 5th                                 2018 In general news, NASA announced the astronaut crew to fly the first American rockets into

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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

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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

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The Weekly Summary

July 23rd – July 29th                                 2018 In general news, North Korea repatriated the remains of more than 50 soldiers killed during

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July 16th – July 22nd                                 2018 In general news, Presidents Trump and Putin met for secret discussions in Helsinki. The U.S.

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July 9th – July 15th                                 2018 In general news, President Trump was overseas visiting the UK, where he was met with Pro-Trump

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July 2nd – July 8th                                 2018          In general news, Mexico elected a new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. North

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June 25th – July 1st                                 2018 In general news, the Supreme Court gave President Trump another win by upholding the

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