Category Archives: – Policy

The MusiCorps benefit concert 2015

October 16, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed the Founder of MusiCorps, Arthur Bloom, and one of the musicians in the band,

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Hormone replacement therapy is safe and effective after all

November 14, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH about her JAMA paper that followed the cohorts in

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Daily aspirin once again proves to be of no use and also deadly

Update January 13, 2015- Yet another study was published highlighting the risks of daily aspirin. 

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CDC data on increasing suicide rates

August 2, 2018- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Alex E. Crosby, MD, MPH of the CDC, Branch Chief of Surveillance, Division

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Is Vitamin-D deficiency overdiagnosed?

November 8, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, Chief, Division of Preventive Medicine,  Brigham

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital engages in bizarre PR campaign for daily aspirin

 April 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, part of the Harvard University network of hospitals,

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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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How to establish a face transplant team

March 3,  2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,  MD In Part 2 of our interview with Eduardo Rodriguez, MD, DDS, Chairman of Plastic Surgery at

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Senator Ben Cardin discusses antidepressants in the military

Update: July 29, 2010- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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An emerging safety problem for TAVR patients

March 16, 2017- produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed William O’Neill, MD, one of the first to implant a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) valve. The products have been approved by the FDA for several years, … Continue reading

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How the FDA regulates compounding pharmacies

April 5, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Few people knew what a compounding pharmacy was until a meningitis outbreak traced to the

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The FDA pathway for biosimilar drug approvals

March 26, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,

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Does President Trump have “heart disease” based on his Coronary Calcium Score?

January 20, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD President Trump made news this week by having his doctor, Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD, answer

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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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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson attempts to debate gun control with Annals of Internal Medicine Editor Christine Laine, MD

March 6, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD The puppets of the NRA on Fox News react predictably after each mass shooting in a school or

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IOM report on CDC gun violence research

June 5, 2013

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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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“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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What is Sports Medicine?

March 27, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD Larry Nassar is the disgraced former Olympic gymnastic team “doctor” who was sent away to prison

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Violent video games and aggressive behavior

March 30, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD A recent JAMA paper connects the dots between violent video games and aggressive behavior.

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