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Barlett & Steele Gold Award: How we did it

Sam Roe, Ray Long and Karisa King of Chicago Tribune won the 2017 Barlett & Steele gold award for “Dangerous Doses.” Their two-year investigation exposed the failure of U.S. pharmacies

Uncertainty over the health care act means that Health Spending Accounts—HSAs—are more relevant than ever. Examine the business angles. (Image by "coltsfan" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Health savings accounts

As health care cos increase, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) will be getting a lot more attention. These triple-tax-favored plans allow participants to save, invest and withdraw money tax-free for qualified

Business stories in health care legislation

The failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act continues to be a major political story, as politicians indicate they will continue their attempts to kill Obamacare. The status of the

The economics of retirement and health care are a rich source of personal finance stories. (Image by "Tookapic" via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain)

Health care costs and retirees

Two key surveys recently noted a continuing downward trend in retirement readiness among workers and retirees: The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College reports that 52 percent of households are “at

Millennials and money: Healthcare trends

With a purchasing power of over $200 billion annually, millennials are more than economic influencers: They drive trends based on their spending. The healthcare industry is no exception. Here are

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The cost of fertility treatment

According to data published by the National Health Statistics Reports in 2014, 12 percent of women aged 15-44 or their husbands or partners have ever used infertility services. However, treatments

How to localize pharmaceutical stories

The United States pharmaceutical industry is a global leader, responsible for over 40 percent of the industry’s worldwide revenue. And more Americans than ever are taking prescription drugs.   A

Reynolds reads: 5 questions with Adam Tanner

Adam Tanner’s newest book, “Our Bodies, Our Data: How Companies Make Billions Selling Our Medical Records” was released in January. Tanner served as a Reuters news agency correspondent from 1995 to 2011, with key positions

Barlett and Steele Awards

How they did it: “OxyContin’s 12-Hour Problem”

Earlier this month the 2016 Barlett & Steele bronze award was given to “OxyContin’s 12-Hour Problem,” the Los Angeles Times’ investigation into how America’s bestselling prescriptive painkiller helped fuel a nationwide opioid epidemic.

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New health and wealth data: Insights for journalists

New evidence shows that the wealthiest Americans outlive their poorer counterparts, and it’s sparked new conversations about the interplay between wealth, poverty and health. Here is what you should know

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