The Weekly Summary

February 11th – February 17th                                 2019

In general news, drug cartel leader “El Chapo” was convicted in U.S. courts. President Trump went to 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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Once again, daily aspirin is shown to be deadly rather than beneficial

September 16, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

The Healthcare Channel has been pounding the table for many years pushing back against the drug 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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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 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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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 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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The Weekly Summary

February 4th – February 10th                                 2019

In general news, talks with China to avert a trade war took a turn for the worse while North Korea 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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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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Don Berwick, MD: Waste in the American Healthcare System

Dr. Berwick, former Director of CMS and former President and CEO of IHI, discusses the percentage Continue reading

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Don Berwick, MD: State health insurance exchanges

April 4, 2012

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Don Berwick, MD: Changing from fee-for-service to bundled payments in Medicare and Medicaid

April 4, 2012

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Don Berwick, MD: National Coverage Decisions

December 1, 2013- National Coverage Decisions (NCDs) are used by CMS to set guidelines as to Continue reading

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Don Berwick, MD: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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CMMI Director leaves after Healthcare Channel investigates

September 29, 2013-By Steven E. Greer, MD

In June of 2012, The Healthcare Channel published an influential Op-Ed in the WSJ exposing Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Have state health commissioners dropped the ball?

With Obamacare exchange premiums increasing 7.5% year-over-year, this 2013 video is still relevant…. Continue reading

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Current surgical weight loss therapies

January 24, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Erik Dutson, MD, weight loss surgeon at UCLA, explains why his medical center does not implant the Lap-Band, Continue reading

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