Category Archives: – Opinion

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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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 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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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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Review: The iPhone 7

Depth Mode photo from the iPhone 7 November 25, 2016- by Steven E. New Balance 515 homme 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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The Biggest stories of 2015

December 31, 2015- by Steven E. Nike Roshe Run Femme Greer, MD 2015 was the year of ISIS. The radical jihadist group started the year with an attack in France,

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Victory for America

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

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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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A second blow to Atul Gawande (and Obamacare)

December 15, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD Atul Gawande, MD, a surgeon working at one of the Harvard affiliated hospitals, wrote an influential essay in the

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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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Man who oversaw one of the biggest academic research frauds in medical history is poised to become the next FDA Commissioner

Update February 7, 2016- Key senators, including Bernie Sanders, are now threatening to filibuster

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I just shook hands with a face transplant patient and did not know it

January 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was in the process of being given a personal tour of the new facilities of the NYU Institute of

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American state-sponsored media

January 4, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The American media is becoming as bad as Russian state-sponsored media, literally. The national

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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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Why are Google, Facebook, and Twitter allowed to promote ISIS?

Update November 19, 2015- The mastermind of the ISIS attacks on Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud,

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The similarities between Cuba and Syria

November 18, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD I watched a PBS documentary of Fidel Castro called The Fidel Castro Tapes. The similarities

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The first ever use of Facetime to receive help from an Apple store team

November 13, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD Today was an historic day. I became the first person ever to use Apple Facetime to receive assistance

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