Walt Bogdanich discusses “A Toxic Pipeline,” a series he wrote with Jake Hooker for The New York Times. Their work received the first-place Barlett & Steele Award in 2007.
The stories documented China’s role in supplying a counterfeit drug ingredient that killed at least 100 people in Panama and is suspected of killing thousands of others around the world. Their use of first-person interviews and public records to spotlight the issue of Chinese exports of drugs and food has had dramatic international impact, the judges said.
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