Category Archives: FDA

“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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The Lotus TAVR valve recall

March 16, 2017- produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed William O’Neill, MD, one of the first to implant a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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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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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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Hormone replacement therapy is safe and effective after all

November 14, 2017- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed JoAnn Manson, MD, DrPH about her JAMA paper that followed the cohorts in

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The serious adverse events caused by antipsychotics

February 1, 2014

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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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CDER Director Janet Woodcock on new drug safety strategies

November 16, 2010- by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed Dr. Janet Woodcock, long-time Director of CDER, the FDA center responsible

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The 23andMe home genetics test kit controversy

December 19, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer,  MD

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Interview with the CEO of Neovasc, Alexei Marko

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Early stoppage of clinical trials

April 16, 2009– Dr. Guyatt explained in a previous post why early stoppage of clinical trials results

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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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The Biggest Healthcare Stories of 2016

December 26, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD for The Healthcare Channel Policy changes dominated the 2016 year in healthcare news. There were few important new drug

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Robert De Niro gives credibility to vaccine truthers

Update March 27, 2016- Less than 24-hours after our story, this film has been pulled from the lineup. It was our story that got the heads of

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Man who oversaw one of the biggest academic research frauds in medical history is poised to become the next FDA Commissioner

Update February 7, 2016- Key senators, including Bernie Sanders, are now threatening to filibuster

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Are the new PCSK9 cholesterol lowering drugs worth the high cost?

December 16, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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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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Stephen Colbert mocks the new “female viagra” flibanserin

September 20, 2015- Well, the real CBS news did an atrocious job covering this story, so the fake newsman

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