Category Archives: – Opinion

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

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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

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The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much

April 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD The New York Times has a nice essay explaining why college tuition is out of control. They first

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Google’s Larry Page wants your medical records to be public for “research”

March 20, 2014-By Steven E. Greer, MD Charlie Rose interviewed Google founder Larry Page at the 2014 TED conference. During the talk, Mr.

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Google wants your DNA now (Not just with 23andMe)

Opinion December 17, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Wall Street Journal published an article explaining how the pharmaceutical industry data mines

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Apple, Google, and Amazon need to make their own hospitals

Update February 27, 2018- Well, they used my idea from two-years ago. Amazon, Warren Buffet,

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The secret agenda of Neocons: Supporting the corrupt status quo in healthcare

January 29, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD Kamala Harris announced her run for president. She gave a town hall talk laying out her platform.

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The deadly risks of TAVR being downplayed to patients by hospitals

January 18, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD On July 20th, 2011, the FDA convened an advisory committee to help it determine whether to

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Big Time College Sports is not the worst thing about American universities

January 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I was chuckling at an irrelevant essay in the NY Post complaining about how college football

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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.

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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

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The Year in Review: 2018

December 29, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD The biggest stories this year related

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Essay: The Silos of American Healthcare Stifle Communication Between Providers

December 19, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have a clinical practice that treats chronic conditions, among other things. I recently ran across a

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Essay: Everything you say can and will be used against you

November 10, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD I keep telling people that “smart home” devices, such as Amazon’s Alexa, record everything

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How pain pills almost killed my mother after elective knee surgery

May 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

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Essay: 25-years ago, I was reborn

November 6, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD I had forgotten about this until I saw a reminder on my computer.

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Fox and Friends accidentally produces what could be the best discussion of Medicare-for-All

November 15, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD I have cut the cord and no longer get cable TV. However, the free content posted on apps lets me

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Does President Trump have “heart disease” based on his Coronary Calcium Score?

January 20, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD President Trump made news this week by having his doctor, Admiral Ronny Jackson, MD, answer

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Victory for America

May 3, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD On the same day that the corrupt Democratic establishment of New York was symbolically admonished

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The NIH has turned into a source of welfare for bloated universities

September 12, 2017- Science reports, “President Donald Trump’s administration has brought a long-simmering debate over how the U.S. government supports university research

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