Category Archives: – Opinion

The NIH has turned into a source of welfare for bloated universities

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

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What Steve Jobs would have invented if he had lived longer

Update January 29, 2014- Apple posted Q4 earnings so big that they are incomprehensible.

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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

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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,

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The Biggest Healthcare Stories of 2016

December 26, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD for The Healthcare Channel Policy changes dominated the 2016 year in healthcare news. There were few important new drug

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The super shady methods of pricing generic drugs in America: case study- Sildenafil

May 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)

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Are the new PCSK9 cholesterol lowering drugs worth the high cost?

December 16, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Trump made a big mistake wading into the quagmire of healthcare

Is President Obama foreseeing the future here and having a laugh? May 7, 2017- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD I watched Face the Nation and the news coverage of Friday town hall meetings. Mick Mulvaney was

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The Daltrey Townshend teenage and young adult cancer center at UCLA

May 4, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer More than 20 years ago, Roger Daltrey began forming special cancer units in the UK to treat patients in their teenage

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President Obama’s legacy is one of an administration that handles crisis by denial

March 23, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD On March 22nd, yet another major ISIS attack took place in Brussels, Belgium. A few hours later,

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Avoid ER’s attached to tertiary care hospitals

August 17, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Told you so: The White House Press Office Is In Chaos

August 16, 2017- The White Announced that Hope Hicks will be the interim communications director.

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This could be the best interview ever aired on Fox Business

August 15, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD Martin Shkreli was on Fox Business today, and the set seemed familiar. Ironically, I was in this same

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Told you so: The reason this country is close to an 18th-Century-style revolution

Update August 13- Told you so. The race riots in Charlottesville, Virginia are exactly what

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President-elect Trump adopts plan by The Healthcare Channel to bring back drug manufacturing jobs

Update January 11, 2017- By Steven E Greer, MD Last November, I sent my idea, below, directly to the Commissioner of the FDA, Robert Califf. I also sent it

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I tied a PGA all-time record in putting

July 29, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have been too busy lately to hit balls or play a round of golf. But I have a little seven-foot indoor

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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

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Why Indian Point nuclear power plant needs to be shut down

April 29, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have long been a critic of the overuse of CT-scans due to the dangers of radiation. I’m not sure why,

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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

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Review: The iPhone 7

Depth 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

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