Category Archives: Congress

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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Trump made a big mistake wading into the quagmire of healthcare

Is President Obama foreseeing the future here and having a laugh? May 7, 2017- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD I watched Face the Nation and the news coverage of Friday town hall meetings. Mick Mulvaney was

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Why Indian Point nuclear power plant needs to be shut down

April 29, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have long been a critic of the overuse of CT-scans due to the dangers of radiation. I’m not sure why,

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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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US Senator calls for transparency in medical device pricing

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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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I was in the delivery room when Obamacare was born

Update September 21, 2014- Obamacare is causing more people to go to the hospital, which

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Apple, Google, and Amazon need to make their own hospitals

The first ever use of Facetime to deliver customer care by Apple store Geniuses February 9, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD Every doctor knows too well how the American healthcare system is inefficient, wasteful, and

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The NIH has turned into a source of welfare for bloated universities

July 18, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Many years ago, when I was a second-year surgery resident at NYU, I took time off to conduct research.

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Have state health commissioners dropped the ball?

With Obamacare exchange premiums increasing 7.5% year-over-year, this 2013 video is still relevant….

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NY Times reports that CMMI “research” is junk science

February 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Healthcare Channel was the first to report in 2012 that the new CMMI, created by the ACA “

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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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Did Hillary Clinton really faint from “dehydration” or does she have a chronic neurological condition?

September 12, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD Once again, the Hillary Clinton campaign is on defense after another health scare from their

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Victory for America

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

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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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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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You can now buy “medical marijuana” in New York

January 7, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD The medical marijuana dispensaries in New York are now open. However, you might be disappointed.

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Reliable gun violence statistics

February 12, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut massacre of 20 first graders and six brave adults,

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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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