Los Angeles Times

Chad Terhune

Writer

Chad Terhune previously covered the business of healthcare, including medical costs, patient safety and the rollout of the federal health law.  Prior to joining in 2012, he was an award-winning reporter for the Wall Street Journal and Businessweek. Chad spent more than a decade at the Journal and his stories on health insurance won a National Press Club award. At Businessweek, his stories on health reform and subprime mortgages earned recognition from the New York Press Club and Investigative Reporters and Editors. He graduated from the University of Florida. Terhune left The Times in January 2016.

Recent Articles

  • California regulators are urged to scrutinize health insurance mega-mergers

    California regulators are urged to scrutinize health insurance mega-mergers

    California is becoming a battleground state in the fight over health insurance mega-mergers. Consumer advocates are putting pressure on regulators in California and a dozen other key states to scrutinize the deals amid concerns that consumers will be left with fewer choices and higher costs. There's...

  • Lawmaker asks SEC to investigate Olympus over failure to disclose outbreak report

    Lawmaker asks SEC to investigate Olympus over failure to disclose outbreak report

    A U.S. lawmaker is calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate Olympus Corp. in response to a Times article that detailed how the company kept selling its scopes despite warnings from a 2012 superbug outbreak in the Netherlands.In a letter sent Monday, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance)...

  • Another scope, similar infection worries

    Another scope, similar infection worries

    Long before the recent superbug outbreaks, Olympus Corp. drew national attention for a faulty device tied to patient infections. In 2001, the Japanese company recalled thousands of bronchoscopes from U.S. hospitals after reports of contamination and patient infections. The episode — and the company's...

  • How a medical device maker kept U.S. hospitals in the dark about deadly infections

    How a medical device maker kept U.S. hospitals in the dark about deadly infections

    The hunt for a deadly superbug that sickened 22 patients at a Dutch hospital began just before noon on a spring day in 2012. Inside a lab in the tiny hamlet of Zoeterwoude, a technician carefully peeled back the tip of a state-of-the art medical scope. Watching him intently was a small group of...

  • Timeline of scope-related outbreaks

    Recent events involving scope-related outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant superbug infections 2010 August: Japanese device maker Olympus Corp. introduces its TJF-Q180V duodenoscope. 2012 April 23: An Olympus employee dismantles a duodenoscope suspected of infecting 22 patients at a Netherlands hospital....

  • HMO giant Kaiser Permanente plans to open a medical school in Southern California

    HMO giant Kaiser Permanente plans to open a medical school in Southern California

    HMO giant Kaiser Permanente plans to launch a medical school in Southern California, bucking the healthcare establishment and promoting a new generation of physicians that looks more like the community it serves.The nonprofit health system said Thursday that it hasn't selected a site for the Kaiser...

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