Category Archives: – Policy

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 23andMe TV ads are misleading

April 22, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

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TV commercial for Boston Scientific’s Watchman A-fib device

April 23, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

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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

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The FDA pathway for biosimilar drug approvals

March 26, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,

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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,

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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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Triple Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis

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

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TV Quack Dr. David Agus still likes daily aspirin despite heart guidelines dropping it

March 23, 2019

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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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I can’t get no satisfaction (from TAVR)

Update April 6, 2019- An expert source told us that Mick Jagger did have genuine aortic stenosis.

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Atul Gawande’s surgical checklist fails in real world study

March 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD In 2009, Atul Gawande, MD, MPH and his large international team published in the New England

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Google wants your medical records

December 19, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD In Part 3 of our interview with Robert Klitzman, MD, ethics professor at Columbia University,

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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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Essay: The real villain in the New Zealand massacre is the video game industry

March 20, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD I normally protect my soul by not watching grotesque videos. I have never seen the films of people jumping

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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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Brigham and Women’s Hospital engages in bizarre PR campaign for daily aspirin

 April 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, part of the Harvard University network of hospitals,

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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

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