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Merrill Goozner spent more than 25 years in the news business as a foreign correspondent, economics writer and investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune and other publications. He reported from over a dozen countries while posted in Chicago, Tokyo, New York and Washington.
His freelance writing in recent years has appeared in numerous national publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, The Scientist, Columbia Journalism Review and the Washington Monthly. He’s won six Peter Lisagor awards.
In April 2004, the University of California Press published his first book, “The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs,” an exposé of the pharmaceutical industry’s research and development practices.
From December 2003 to March 2009, he directed the Integrity in Science project at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. He is currently a freelance writer and independent researcher and consultant.