Category Archives: Congress

US Senator calls for transparency in medical device pricing

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HBO’s John Oliver devotes 16-minutes on the Dr. Oz senate hearing

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The super shady methods of pricing generic drugs in America: case study- Sildenafil

May 15, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD The last I read, Teva and Mylan were not supposed to launch their approved generic of Viagra (sildenafil)

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Told you so: The White House Press Office Is In Chaos

August 16, 2017- The White Announced that Hope Hicks will be the interim communications director.

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How ADHD became such a prevalent condition

October 7, 2009- interviewed by Steven E. Greer Authors of “ADHD: medicating children”, Rick Mayes and Catherine Bagwell, discuss the history of ADHD

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2017 is the Year of the Woman

November 19, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD I am actually surprised at the level of controversy that the Senator Al Franken groping picture has created.

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Trump made a big mistake wading into the quagmire of healthcare

Is President Obama foreseeing the future here and having a laugh? May 7, 2017- Opinion by Steven E. Greer, MD I watched Face the Nation and the news coverage of Friday town hall meetings. Mick Mulvaney was

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Told you so: The reason this country is close to an 18th-Century-style revolution

Update August 13- Told you so. The race riots in Charlottesville, Virginia are exactly what

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CBS News Promotes More Pro-Coffee Junk Science

July 11, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD How does one become a successful TV medical doctor pundit? First, you have to leave your medical ethics

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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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NY Times reports that CMMI “research” is junk science

February 3, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Healthcare Channel was the first to report in 2012 that the new CMMI, created by the ACA “

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Doctors complain to Columbia about Dr. Oz

Update April 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD As a direct result of our posting of the letter, below, the New York Times then national TV news

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A second blow to Atul Gawande (and Obamacare)

December 15, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD Atul Gawande, MD, a surgeon working at one of the Harvard affiliated hospitals, wrote an influential essay in the

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American state-sponsored media

January 4, 2016- by Steven E. Greer The American media is becoming as bad as Russian state-sponsored media, literally. The national

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You can now buy “medical marijuana” in New York

January 7, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD The medical marijuana dispensaries in New York are now open. However, you might be disappointed.

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Why are Google, Facebook, and Twitter allowed to promote ISIS?

Update November 19, 2015- The mastermind of the ISIS attacks on Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud,

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The similarities between Cuba and Syria

November 18, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD I watched a PBS documentary of Fidel Castro called The Fidel Castro Tapes. The similarities

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All of a sudden, gadgets from Sci-Fi movies are a reality

October 4, 2014- by Steven E. Greer, MD These electric unicycles, and other designs like them, are now only $300, thanks to factories

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Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, could be the Bernie Madoff of the drug industry

September 22, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD Making national news today was Martin Shkreli, the baby-faced, greasy-haired, disheveled-looking

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Actavis 1000% drug price hike: a case for healthcare reform

Update September 21, 2015- The Healthcare Channel was the first to report in 2009 on the business strategy of acquiring cheap generic drugs, cornering the market, then raising

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