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Houston Healthcare Initiative's Podcast

Sep 14, 2020

On this edition we have a guest, Mr. Gerald Posner.  Mr. Posner is an accomplished investigative journalist and the author of a dozen books including “Case Closed,” a re-examination of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and “Mengele,” an account of the botched hunt for the Nazi war criminal. His latest work...


Pharma: Greed Lies and the Poisoning of America.

Sep 14, 2020

On this special edition of the Houston Healthcare Initiative podcast, author Gerald Posner discusses the history of the pharmaceutical industry and his new book "Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America." To listen go here:


Sep 8, 2020

On August 23, 2020 the Food and Drug Administration’s announced a decision to grant blood plasma treatment for Coronavirus/Covid-19 patients with a  fast-track authorization for its emergency use as a treatment for hospitalized COVID patients. This “emergency use authorization” triggered an outcry from scientists...


Aug 23, 2020

Early in the pandemic, hydroxychloroquine looked like it could be a promising treatment for COVID-19 but use of the drug quickly lost favor after articles in the Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine cast doubt. Both journals retracted the articles but the damage was done. Listen to Dr. Steven Goldstein describe...


Aug 10, 2020

What are the reasons prices for prescribed medicine here are far higher than they are in Canada? Is there a good reason or any reason? Add to this the recent federal government action to bring U.S. drug prices close to or on par with their costs in Canada. To make sense of this, please listen to the Houston...