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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,

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The Medical Advocate

Now available on Amazon. The Medical Advocate is an important book on the American healthcare system.

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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

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The Medicaid Roundtable

Part 1: Medicaid primer Part 2: State spending on Medicaid

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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

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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

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Back to the future

July 8, 2022- By Steven E. Greer, MD I have long had a good organizational system using my desktop computer and Microsoft Outlook. Peers around me in big workplaces have emulated it.

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Violent video games and aggressive behavior

March 30, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD A recent JAMA paper connects the dots between violent video games and aggressive behavior.

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Why are suicide rates increasing along with increased usage of antidepressants?

June 8, 2018- Fox News’ Tucker Carlson interviewed author Johan Hari about his book Lost Connections and the

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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,

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My issues with the Dr. Malone’s and Scott Atlas’ on TV

April 2, 2022- by Steven E. Greer, MD I am a big fan of Robert Malone, MD. He and I seem to have similar styles of observing and writing about

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“Discharged Alive”

February 21, 2022- by Steven E. Greer, MD Last December, both of my parents were admitted for almost two-weeks at the Ohio State University

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India, Mexico, and El Salvador distribute ivermectin to citizens in free COVID kits

January 20, 2022- by Steven E. Greer, MD As all hospitals in the U.S. refuse to administer lifesaving early treatments for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus,

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Where are those fancy new oral pills from Pfizer and Merck?

January 8, 2022- by Steven E. Greer, MD The Omicron variant is milder but still causing tremendous economic and psychological damage. Schools are closing

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FDA CDER Director on Benlysta for lupus and adaptive clinical trials.

July 27, 2011- Janet Woodcock, MD, Director of the FDAs new drug division, CDER, discusses with Steven Greer,

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Senator Grassley discusses the NIH and industry bias

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The Daltrey Townshend teenage and young adult cancer center at UCLA

May 4, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer More than 20 years ago, Roger Daltrey began forming special cancer units in the UK to treat patients in their teenage

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Senator Ben Cardin discusses antidepressants in the military

Update: July 29, 2010- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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Why Indian Point nuclear power plant needs to be shut down

April 29, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have long been a critic of the overuse of CT-scans due to the radiation risks and costs. I’m not sure why,

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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

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