Scott Gottlieb’s Sham Ideology Rejects Clinical Trials

Donald Trump has nominated Scott Gottlieb to be the next FDA Commissioner. To his credit, Gottlieb is not certifiably crazy like several of the other candidates who were reported to be under consideration for the job. But he is is a deeply conservative ideologue who is determined to reduce the government’s role in healthcare. On two occasions in…

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For Scott Gottlieb, Business Trumps Health

Donald Trump has nominated Scott Gottlieb to be the next FDA Commissioner. To his credit, Gottlieb is not certifiably crazy like several of the other candidates who were reported to be under consideration for the job. But he is is a deeply conservative ideologue who is determined to reduce the government’s role in healthcare. On two occasions in…

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Telling People What They Want To Hear: Alt-Med And Donald Trump

Donald Trump won* the election because he told people what they wanted to hear. Alternative medicine is growing in popularity because it tells people what they want to hear. Of course, there’s a big difference between telling people what they want to hear and actually delivering on those promises. He can say it as often as he…

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How The Internet Brought Us Donald Trump

Does the internet expand our world? Does it lead us to a broader and richer view of our world and ourselves? It seemed like a simple question. The year was 1994 and the internet was still new. I was sitting in a classroom full of MIT students as a guest during my year as a…

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Trump’s Risk For A Cardiac Event Is Seven Times Hilary Clinton’s Risk

Editor’s note: The following guest post is reprinted with permission from Dr. Anthony Pearson, a cardiologist who is the medical director of the Echocardiography Laboratory and Anticoagulation Clinic at St. Lukes Hospital, Chesterfield, Missouri. Dr. Pearson writes The Skeptical Cardiologist blog, where this post originally appeared. Donald Trump recently appeared on the Dr. Oz show and handed a letter to the…

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