Category Archives: – Pharma

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

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Triple Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

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

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Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) versus Placebo in Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

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

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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,

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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.

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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

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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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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

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Review of immunotherapy and targeted therapy

June 17, 2016- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Siwen Hu-Lieskovan MD, PhD of UCLA, an expert with immunotherapies for melanoma, to go over the

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Daily aspirin once again proves to be of no use and also deadly

Update January 13, 2015- Yet another study was published highlighting the risks of daily aspirin. 

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Steven E. Greer, MD, on CNBC discussing antidepressants

June 8, 2018– In the news recently are the suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

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KIT inhibition by Gleevec (imatinib) for severe asthma

May 26, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Novartis’ Gleevec (imatinib) was approved in the U.S. in 2001 to treat leukemia. Now, researchers

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Antoni Ribas, MD discusses cancer drugs targeting the PD1 signaling pathways

March 19, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The upcoming ASCO meeting will be dominated by numerous presentations relating to new

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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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“You’re telling me this now?” Why the news is suddenly critical of statins and antidepressants

Opinion: February 19, 2012  By Steven Greer, MD The CBS news show “60 Minutes” made waves with a story asserting that the antidepressants

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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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Is President Trump on amphetamines? (Yes, he is)

Update January 16, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD President Trump’s doctor confirms my diagnosis made in the story below, which was that the slurred

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Bending the cost curve of cancer care

May 25, 2011- Since the approval of Genentech’s costly Avastin in 2004, prominent oncologists have warned that

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NBC begins alarming new series to promote the diagnosis of “mental illness” in children

December 11, 2017

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Oh my god, I have a disease!

March 21, 2014- This DTC TV drug ad medicalizing a non-disease really struck us as egregious

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