Category Archives: FDA

Interview with the CEO of Neovasc, Alexei Marko

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Early stoppage of clinical trials

April 16, 2009– Dr. Guyatt explained in a previous post why early stoppage of clinical trials results

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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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CBS News Promotes More Pro-Coffee Junk Science

July 11, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD How does one become a successful TV medical doctor pundit? First, you have to leave your medical ethics

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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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Robert De Niro gives credibility to vaccine truthers

Update March 27, 2016- Less than 24-hours after our story, this film has been pulled from the lineup. It was our story that got the heads of

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Man who oversaw one of the biggest academic research frauds in medical history is poised to become the next FDA Commissioner

Update February 7, 2016- Key senators, including Bernie Sanders, are now threatening to filibuster

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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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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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Stephen Colbert mocks the new “female viagra” flibanserin

September 20, 2015- Well, the real CBS news did an atrocious job covering this story, so the fake newsman

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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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The newly approved Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 aortic valve

July 5, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed William Suh, MD of UCLA about the newly approved Edwards Lifesciences Sapien

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The deadly risks of TAVR being downplayed to patients by hospitals

January 18, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD On July 20th, 2011, the FDA convened an advisory committee to help it determine whether to

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Occluding the left atrial appendage to prevent stroke in A-fib

May 17, 2014- Thromboembolic stroke caused by atrial fibrillation is the primary reason patients are placed

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The FDA’s new Breakthrough status for new drug applications

May 24, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Janet Woodcock, MD,

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FDA official, William Maisel, pleads guilty to crime, keeps job

April 24, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD In July of 2012, the New York Times reported on an FDA scandal of the agency spying on internal

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The serious adverse events caused by topical testoserone

March 1, 2014

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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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The FDA discusses Brilinta

February 4, 2014- The WSJ is reporting today on a Johns Hopkins doctor who filed a federal

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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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