The Weekly Summary

May 13th – May 19th                                 2019

In general news, the stock markets sold off Monday after President Trump announced strong Continue reading

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How did a small academic lab succeed where big medical device companies failed?

July 5, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the early clinical data on the “bionic pancreas” 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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The 23andMe TV ads are misleading

April 22, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD Continue reading

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The Healthcare Channel hits 10

February 3, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I don’t recall the exact date, but it was sometime during the summer of 2006, when I was daydreaming Continue reading

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BRAF and MEK combos for melanoma

Update October 1, 2015- The FDA approved the use of two drugs, Opdivo and Yervoy, to treat metastatic melanoma, as we first discussed with Dr.  Ribas last year. Continue reading

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TV commercial for Boston Scientific’s Watchman A-fib device

April 23, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

May 6th – May 12th                                 2019

In general news, the trade negotiations with China fell apart (as predicted in February) causing Continue reading

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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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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 FDA pathway for biosimilar drug approvals

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

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The MusiCorps benefit concert 2015

October 16, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed the Founder of MusiCorps, Arthur Bloom, and one of the musicians in the band, Continue reading

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Essay: How Google accidentally invented surveillance capitalism

March 24, 2019- by Steven E. Greer

I read a few more pages of Surveillance Capitalism (it will be a tough slog to finish this). As Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

April 29th – May 5th                       2019

In general news, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó said he overestimated military support for his effort to topple the country’s ruler, as a military coup sputtered out. Continue reading

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Triple Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

October 18, 2018- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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The Weekly Summary

April 22nd – April 28th                                 2019

In general news, North Korea’s Kim Jong un traveled to Moscow to meet with Putin. President Trump Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

April 15th – April 21st                                 2019

In general news, the Notre Dame Cathedral in France was damaged by a fire. In Sri Lanka, terrorist Continue reading

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Elizabeth Holmes uses a fake low voice to be taken seriously

April 20, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD Continue reading

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TV Quack Dr. David Agus still likes daily aspirin despite heart guidelines dropping it

March 23, 2019

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The Weekly Summary

April 8th – April 14th                                 2019

In general news, Netanyahu won his 5th term to lead Israel. Julianne Assange was evicted from is London Continue reading

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