Essay: Opioids coming through the Mexican border are a national security risk

Update January 8, 2019- President Trump quoted from this story tonight during his talk from the Ova Continue reading

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President-elect Trump adopts plan by The Healthcare Channel to bring back drug manufacturing jobs

September 4, 2010- by Steven Greer, MD

The Commissioner of the FDA, Margaret Hamburg, could become the single biggest job creator Continue reading

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The FDA pathway for biosimilar drug approvals

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

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Under new leadership, Johns Hopkins creates a disaster at the Tampa children’s hospital

Dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine Paul Rothman

December 11, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Ranking colleges and medical centers is a futile, highly subjective, and ludicrous endeavor. Nevertheless, Continue reading

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Senator Angus King discusses his bill to make medical device pricing transparent to the public

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

Senator Angus King from Maine has proposed a a bill that would make the pricing of medical devices Continue reading

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What is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s prognosis?

December 21, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburd underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

January 1st – January 6th                                 2019

In general news, China landed an unmanned rover on the dark side of the moon. NASA captured Continue reading

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Review of immunotherapy and targeted therapy

June 17, 2016- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Siwen Hu-Lieskovan MD, PhD of UCLA, an expert with immunotherapies for melanoma, to go over the Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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The Year in Review: 2018

December 29, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

The biggest stories this year related Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

December 24th – December 31st                                 2018

In general news, President Trump made a surprise visit to troops in Iraq. Meanwhile the Continue reading

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Essay: The Sad State of Affairs for American Medicine Primary Care

December 26, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

I am so saddened by the state of our profession. I have been in different industries and unaware Continue reading

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Review: “The Bleeding Edge” documentary on unsafe medical devices

November 1, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

The Netflix 2018 documentary “The Bleeding Edge” reviews modern cases of medical devices Continue reading

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Hormone replacement therapy is safe and effective after all

November 14, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH about her JAMA paper that followed the cohorts in Continue reading

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How to establish a face transplant team

Update December 1, 2018- Dr. Rodriguez and his team of at least 100 surgeons, psychiatrists, social Continue reading

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The Who’s Teen Cancer Lounge at Sloan Kettering opens

March 18, 2016- by Steven E. Greer MD

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center held a press day for its new teen lounge Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

In general news, President Trump announced that he had decided to withdraw the 2000 Continue reading

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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 Continue reading

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Crystalloid “Balanced Lactated Ringer’s” IV solution is safer to the kidneys

March 1, 2018- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Vanderbilt’s Todd Rice, MD about his NEJM papers that showed crystalloid, or Continue reading

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Effects of Spaceflight on Astronaut Brain Structure as Indicated on MRI

November 22, 2017 – Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Donna Roberts, MD of the Medical University of South Carolina about her NEJM paper Continue reading

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