Category Archives: – Policy

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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Insurance companies are not paying for Repatha and Praluent

March 8, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed cardiologist William O’Neill, MD about his personal need for the cholesterol-lowering, large-molecule, antibody drug from Amgen, branded as Repatha. Despite

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The Lotus TAVR valve recall

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

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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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The FDA pathway for biosimilar drug approvals

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

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Changes in plastic surgery training programs

March 3, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In Part 1 of our interview with the new Chairman of Plastic Surgery at NYU, Eduardo Rodriguez,

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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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Interview with the CEO of Neovasc, Alexei Marko

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Interview with MannKind’s CEO, Al Mann, and CFO, Matt Pfeffer.

October 23, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The Healthcare Channel interviewed the CEO of MannKind, Al Mann, and the CFO, Matt Pfeffer.

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Interview with the CEO of Synthetic Biologics, Jeff Riley

February 8, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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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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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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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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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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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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The Deans of Johns Hopkins and Miami discuss ACO’s

February 28, 2011- By Steven E Greer, MD Dean Miller of Johns Hopkins and Dean Goldschmidt of Miami discuss accountable care organizations,

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The new 80-hour work week surgery residency

July 24, 2011- The Surgeon-in-Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital,

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The Miami Summit on Healthcare Spending Reduction

June 29, 2010 Produced and interviewed by Steven Greer, MD The Healthcare Channel and The University of Miami Health System hosted a roundtable discussion

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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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The 23andMe home genetics test kit controversy

December 19, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In Part 1 of our interview with Robert Klitzman, MD, ethics professor at Columbia University, we

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