Category Archives: – Opinion

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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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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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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A modern medical wonder finishes second in the U.S. Open golf tournament

June 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD 34-year-old Erik Compton finished tied for second in the United States Open golf tournament.

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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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Avoid ER’s attached to tertiary care hospitals

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

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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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2017 is the Year of the Woman

November 19, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I am actually surprised at the level of controversy that the Senator Al Franken groping picture has created.

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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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Review: Walk-in urgent care centers are the way to go

January 6, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD A patient asked for my help yesterday with a sinus infection that was lingering. I referred him to

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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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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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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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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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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 radiation risks and costs. I’m not sure why,

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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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A personal medical mystery solved

January 30, 2016- by Steven E. ROSHE TWO Greer, MD I have been told since I was a surgery resident that I have a peculiar style of writing patient chart

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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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