Category Archives: – Pharma

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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Why are suicide rates increasing along with increased usage of antidepressants?

June 8, 2018- Fox News’ Tucker Carlson interviewed author Johan Hari about his book Lost Connections and the

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Steven E. Greer, MD, on CNBC discussing antidepressants

June 8, 2018– In the news recently are the suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

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“You’re telling me this now?” Why the news is suddenly critical of statins and antidepressants

Opinion: February 19, 2012  By Steven Greer, MD The CBS news show “60 Minutes” made waves with a story asserting that the antidepressants

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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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FDA CDER Director on Benlysta for lupus and adaptive clinical trials.

July 27, 2011- Janet Woodcock, MD, Director of the FDAs new drug division, CDER, discusses with Steven Greer,

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Antoni Ribas, MD discusses cancer drugs targeting the PD1 signaling pathways

March 19, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The upcoming ASCO meeting will be dominated by numerous presentations relating to new

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Is President Trump on amphetamines? (Yes, he is)

Update January 16, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD President Trump’s doctor confirms my diagnosis made in the story below, which was that the slurred

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Pembrolizumab as Second-Line Therapy for Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma

February 27, 2017- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Joaquim Bellmunt, MD, PhD, the Director of the Bladder Cancer Center at Dana-Farber,

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Bending the cost curve of cancer care

May 25, 2011- Since the approval of Genentech’s costly Avastin in 2004, prominent oncologists have warned that

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NBC begins alarming new series to promote the diagnosis of “mental illness” in children

December 11, 2017

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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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Oh my god, I have a disease!

March 21, 2014- This DTC TV drug ad medicalizing a non-disease really struck us as egregious

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The serious adverse events caused by antipsychotics

February 1, 2014

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Steve Bannon and the epidemic of Baby Boomers with mental illness

January 5, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD President Trump made news yesterday by issuing a statement firing back at Steve Bannon for allegations

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Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) versus Placebo in Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

January 31, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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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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Review of combination immunotherapies seen at ASCO 2016

June 22, 2016- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Siwen Hu-Lieskovan MD, PhD of UCLA, an expert with immunotherapies for melanoma,

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CDER Director Janet Woodcock on new drug safety strategies

November 16, 2010- by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Dr. Janet Woodcock, long-time Director of CDER, the FDA center responsible

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A disease called ‘childhood’

March 31, 2013- by Dr. Allen Frances Do 1 in 5 NYC preteens really suffer a mental woe? A psychiatry expert argues we’re overdiagnosing —

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