Category Archives: – Opinion

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

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

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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-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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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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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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Google wants your DNA now (Not just with 23andMe)

Opinion December 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Wall Street Journal published an article explaining how the pharmaceutical industry data mines

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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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Apple, Google, and Amazon need to make their own hospitals

The first ever use of Facetime to deliver customer care by Apple store Geniuses February 9, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD Every doctor knows too well how the American healthcare system is inefficient, wasteful, and

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The Gluten Crazies are out of control and affecting menus in restaurants

April 26, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was eating at a French restaurant recently, and the waiter asked me if I had any allergies, such as “gluten”.

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Paul Gigot’s Op-Ed section disgraces the Wall Street Journal, yet again

February 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD On February 20th, Paul Gigot, the editor in charge of gatekeeping the letters published in the

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

July 18, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Many years ago, when I was a second-year surgery resident at NYU, I took time off to conduct research.

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We need intelligent doctors, not memory savants

February 15, 2014- Opinion, By Steven E. Greer, MD The ability to get a joke, or comprehend that a sarcastic comment was meant as humor, requires

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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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Letter to the Dean of Harvard medical school about conflicts of interest

Jeffrey Flier, MD, Dean, Harvard School of Medicine

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Doctors complain to Columbia about Dr. Oz

Update April 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD As a direct result of our posting of the letter, below, the New York Times then national TV news

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Victory for America

May 3, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD On the same day that the corrupt Democratic establishment of New York was symbolically admonished

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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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The egregious athletic coaching most kids receive

March 25, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD In 2005, at age 37, I got some good PGA golf lessons at Muirfield Golf Club in Ohio: Jack Nicklaus’

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