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Trump Is Considering Another Thiel Associate to Lead FDA

President-elect Trump is reportedly considering Silicon Valley executive Balaji Srinivasan to lead the FDA. Srinivasan has no medical background, but earned consideration because he is a Peter Thiel associate.

Survey Snapshot: What Patient Engagement Technology Is Good For

A recent NEJM Catalyst survey on patient engagement tools finds that providers are excited about the potential benefits associated with new technologies, but do not know which ones to recommend.

You can now book workout classes directly from Google

Google partners with digital health startup MindBody to let users search for, book, and pay for exercises and wellness classes from within Google’s search results.

Why Regulating AI Is A Mistake

Following the recent death of a passenger who was driving in an auto-piloted Tesla, AI experts weigh in on the pros and cons of regulating the use of artificial intelligence.

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  1. Thiel, who injects himself with the blood of youngsters and thinks women should not have been given the right to vote, strikes again. “O’Neill, the first FDA candidate pushed by Thiel, proved controversial because of earlier comments suggesting that the FDA approve drugs based on safety data alone and let the market decide if they were effective.” The Market, of course, being human bodes that will be harmed or destroyed by ineffective medication. My god.

    I’m increasingly of the opinion that any STEM major must have as graduation requirements courses in History, Philosophy, and Literature. The human narrative, indeed, *humanity* is completely absent from these people worshipping at the altar of “disruption”. If you don’t care about people, go make video games or rockets to Mars or something; please, please get far away from anything that has to do with medicine.







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