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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The Deans of Johns Hopkins and Miami discuss ACO’s

February 28, 2011- By Steven E Greer, MD

Dean Miller of Johns Hopkins and Dean Goldschmidt of Miami discuss accountable care organizations, Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

December 3rd – December 9th                                 2018

In general news, riots in France continued or the fourth weekend as Macron looks to be on the way out. In Toronto, the daughter of large Chinese telecom company Huawei was arrested, 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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Essay: Opioids coming through the Mexican border are a national security risk

November 30, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD

The U.S. life expectancy has dramatically dropped according to a new report. This type of demographic Continue reading

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The Weekly Summary

November 26th – December 2nd                                 2018

In general news, “yellow vest” riots continue in France protesting Macron’s policies. In Argentina at the G20 meeting, President Trump formed a “truce” with China over trade, halting 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 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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Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) versus Placebo in Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

January 31, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Continue reading

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Pembrolizumab as Second-Line Therapy for Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma

February 27, 2017- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed Joaquim Bellmunt, MD, PhD, the Director of the Bladder Cancer Center at Dana-Farber, Continue reading

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Insurance companies are not paying for Repatha and Praluent

Update November 2, 2018- Amgen slashed the annual cost of this drug to $6,000. 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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How pain pills almost killed my mother after elective knee surgery

OxycontinMay 21, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

My mother is in her 70’s and in good health except for debilitating knee arthritis. After considerable 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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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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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 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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How the FDA regulates compounding pharmacies

April 5, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

Few people knew what a compounding pharmacy was until a meningitis outbreak traced to the 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 Miami Summit on Healthcare Spending Reduction

June 29, 2010

Produced and interviewed by Steven Greer, MD

The Healthcare Channel and The University of Miami Health System hosted a roundtable discussion Continue reading

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