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

Collins NIHJuly 18, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD

Many years ago, when I was a second-year surgery resident at NYU, I took time off to conduct research. I design some clinical studies on wounds and was awarded more Read more »

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chinas-white-hot-stock-market-is-going-up-againJuly 6th - July 12th

In the general news, the stock market in China continued to fall, losing more than 30% this year. In The U.S., South Carolina voted to remove the confederate flag.

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The newly approved Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 aortic valve

July 5, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

We interviewed William Suh, MD of UCLA about the newly approved Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 aortic valve. Read more »

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SCOTUS same sex rulingJune 22nd - June 28th

In the general news, the world was terrorized again by radical Islam. In France, factory workers were killed and beheaded, and in Tunisia, 39 tourists on the beach were Read more »

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CHARLESTON, SC - JUNE 18:  People stand outside the Emanuel AME Church after a mass shooting at the church that killed nine people on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina. A 21-year-old suspect, Dylann Roof of Lexington, South Carolina, was arrersted Thursday during a traffic stop. Emanuel AME Church is one of the oldest in the South. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

June 15th - June 21st

In the general news, Greece, once again, is poised to default on its debt. In the U.S., nine African-Americans were murdered while in church by a crazed white male gunman, Read more »

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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train derailment, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

May 11th - May 17th

In the general news, The Vatican recognized the Palestinian state. In the U.S., seven people were killed when an Amtrak train derailed near Philadelphia.

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The Netflix Late Reviewer: BBC’s TV series “Sherlock”

TV-screen-with-feetJanuary 24, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD

The BBC has been creating some hits over the last few years and TV viewers clamor to high-quality serial dramas, such as Downton Abbey. A lesser known good series is Sherlock, which is a modern day Read more »

Watchman shot dead

March 10, 2013 By Steven E. Greer, MD  The Healthcare ChannelF1.medium

PREVAIL, the much anticipated second major trial of the Boston Scientific device called Watchman was a bust. The trial endpoints were changed in midstream of the trial, but it still did not help. The efficacy endpoint was not met this time, contradicting the first major trial, PROTECT, where a small efficacy was found. (Even if the statistical endpoints were met, the primary endpoint was a clinically meaningless composite of stroke, systemic embolization, and cardiovascular caused death.)

The safety of the device has always been the show stopper. Read more »

Fake professor scares pre-med students

Doctor’s rights to online privacy and rights to protect prescribing patterns from being sold

Colin Zick, healthcare policy lawyer at Foley Hoag, LLP, in Boston, discusses the following:

  • Do medical doctors have a realistic chance of suing an online site such as Health Grades or to have defamatory patient comments removed?
  • The Supreme Court will rule soon on the case against the State of Vermont and the law banning the sale of encrypted prescription pattern data to companies such as IMS. What are the important arguments?
  • The new ACA healthcare law implements electronic medical records. Will there be a downside to doctors in the form of extra monitoring and restriction of medical practice by state and federal agencies that can better monitor doctors via EMR’s?

January 4, 2013

As an update, a court upheld the right for a woman t post a negative review of a construction contractor she posted on Yelp.

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