Category Archives: Congress

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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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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All of a sudden, gadgets from Sci-Fi movies are a reality

October 4, 2014- by Steven E. Greer, MD These electric unicycles, and other designs like them, are now only $300, thanks to factories

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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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Actavis 1000% drug price hike: a case for healthcare reform

Update September 21, 2015- The Healthcare Channel was the first to report in 2009 on the business strategy of acquiring cheap generic drugs, cornering the market, then raising

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Dr. Oz “Lose 20 lbs in 14 days”

May 24, 2015- We spotted this egregious quackery in the Rite Aid pharmacy.

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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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Big Time College Sports is not the worst thing about American universities

January 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was chuckling at an irrelevant essay in the NY Post complaining about how college football

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Bill O’Reilly’s flagrantly sexist comments about Senator Elizabeth Warren

December 16, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD As cable TV ratings fall across the board, and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly ages and loses his foothold

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CEO’s of “Non-profit” hospitals rake in millions

December 7, 2014- The NY Post reports the list of multi-million-dollar salaries enjoyed by CEO’s of the major

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Most people have insurance not yet impacted by Obamacare

November 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD With so much news in the national press focusing on the Obamacare exchanges and new healthcare

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Quarantining Ebola caregivers arriving from Africa is the right thing to do

Update November 6, 2014- Despite more than 80% of responders in various polls feeling

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What you need to know about ISIS

October 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD I saw the most recent episode of the PBS show Frontline that explained how ISIS rose to power. I was alarmed to learn that this is a very real and local threat, … Continue reading

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HBO’s John Oliver devotes 16-minutes on the Dr. Oz senate hearing

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Will President Hillary Clinton end fee-for-service?

September 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD At the recent cardiology trade show called the TCT, held in Washington, DC, 2016 presidential

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Has the ACA law begun to reduce the uninsured, and at what cost?

July 27, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Ben Sommers, MD PhD, from the Harvard School of Public Health has a new article in the NEJM

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Senator Angus King discusses the slowdown in healthcare costs

July 9, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Senator Angus

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