Category Archives: – Pharma

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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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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How ADHD became such a prevalent condition

October 7, 2009- interviewed by Steven E. Greer Authors of “ADHD: medicating children”, Rick Mayes and Catherine Bagwell, discuss the history of ADHD

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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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CheckMate 026: Why did Opdivo (nivolumab) fail in NSCLC?

September 1, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In the wake of the news-making failure of CheckMate 026 of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) fail in

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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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Ibrance (palbociclib) to treat advanced breast cancer

November 28, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Richard Finn,

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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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Robert De Niro gives credibility to vaccine truthers

Update March 27, 2016- Less than 24-hours after our story, this film has been pulled from the lineup. It was our story that got the heads of

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Preventing HIV infection

July 28, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Rajesh Tim Gandhi, MD of the Massachusetts General Hospital discusses the NEJM review paper he co-wrote

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Eluxadoline (Viberzi) to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

January 20, 2016- Produced, Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Anthony Lembo, MD of The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital to discuss his

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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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BRAF and MEK combos for melanoma

Update October 1, 2015- The FDA approved the use of two drugs, Opdivo and Yervoy, to treat metastatic melanoma, as we first discussed with Dr.  Ribas last year.

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Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, could be the Bernie Madoff of the drug industry

September 22, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD Making national news today was Martin Shkreli, the baby-faced, greasy-haired, disheveled-looking

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Rand Paul’s secret Looney Tune side revealed

February 2, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD People have asked me my opinion of the Republican field for 2016 and I have told them that Dr. Rand

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Using Afrezza inhaled insulin with a CGM

November 3, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Inhaled insulin will make a comeback when Mannkind’s drug, Afrezza, goes on sale in early 2015.

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The FDA’s new Breakthrough status for new drug applications

May 24, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Janet Woodcock, MD,

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