Category Archives: Congress

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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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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How many stent cases does it take to bill Medicare for $18 Million?

April 9, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The release of data by Medicare showing what each doctor earns from billing CMS is making news for

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FDA investigated by congress for spying on whistleblowers

Update February 26, 2014- Senator Grassley convened an oversight hearing in the senate, and also

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Industry conflicts arise at PCORI threatening any real comparative effectiveness research

February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) was created by the PPACA “ObamaCare” law in 2010.

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Why the lack of outrage over smoking depicted in film and television?

January 20, 2014 To Senators Dick Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, Sherrod Brown, and Edward Markey

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Alex Rodriguez’s PED schedule

January 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD CBS’s “60 Minutes” interviewed the man, Anthony Bosch, claiming to have been the pseudo-doctor

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Twitter interview with banned-for-life Wall Street tech analyst Henry Blodget

January 11, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Disgraced Wall Street sell-side technology sector analyst, Henry Blodget, who was banned for life by

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Laws governing genetic tests

December 19, 2013– Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In Part 2 of our interview with Robert Klitzman, MD, from Columbia University, he discusses

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Did the GOP shut down the government just to please a special interest industry lobby?

October 19, 2013- By Steven E. Greer MD The United States government was partially shut down for more than two weeks in October.

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