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Harriet Ryan

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Harriet Ryan is an investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the paper in 2008, she has written about high-profile people, including Phil Spector, Michael Jackson and Britney Spears, and institutions, including the Catholic Church, the Kabbalah Centre and Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin. She previously worked at Court TV and the Asbury Park Press. She is a graduate of Columbia University.

Recent Articles

  • Skid row float will be a reminder of the less fortunate amid the festivities

    Skid row float will be a reminder of the less fortunate amid the festivities

    2017 Rose Parade live updates: Flora, fauna and fun with animals in this year's parade Jan. 2, 2017, 12:10 p.m. Surfing dogs and therapy horses were among the highlights of the annual event, themed "Echoes of Success." Times reporters and photographers were positioned along the 5.5-mile route to...

  • Amid crowds and flora, a skid row mission makes Rose Parade debut

    Amid crowds and flora, a skid row mission makes Rose Parade debut

    In the winter of 1890, a Pasadena hunt club eager to promote the young city as a temperate winter paradise organized a January sports contest with a parade of flower-adorned floats. The following year, a horse-drawn “gospel wagon” rolled onto the dirt streets of downtown Los Angeles offering “food,...

  • 走向全球的奥施康定——“我们只是刚刚开始”

    走向全球的奥施康定——“我们只是刚刚开始”

    在美国, 奥施康定是一桩垂死的生意。 阿片类药物曾在全国迅速蔓延, 夺走超过20万人的生命, 美国医疗机构目前正在减少使用这种止痛药。级卫生官员建议, 初级诊疗医生在治疗慢性疼痛时减少开这种药的处方。他们称, 没有证据表明它长期有效, 且有大量证据表明, 它们为患者带来风险。 奥施康定的处方自2010年起以及下降了近40, 位于康涅狄格州的制药商普渡制药(Purdue Pharma)因此蒙受数以十亿美元计的损失。 该公司的所有者萨克勒(Sackler)家族因此推行了一项新的策略将引起美国阿片类药物危机的止痛药放入世界各地的药柜。 该家族名下的国际公司正在迅速打入拉美、亚洲、中东、非洲和其他地区,...

  • OxyContin goes global: 'We're only just getting started'

    OxyContin goes global: 'We're only just getting started'

    OxyContin is a dying business in America. With the nation in the grip of an opioid epidemic that has claimed more than 200,000 lives, the U.S. medical establishment is turning away from painkillers. Top health officials are discouraging primary care doctors from prescribing them for chronic pain,...

  • U.S. surgeon general issues 'a new call to action' on addiction

    U.S. surgeon general issues 'a new call to action' on addiction

    When Dr. Vivek Murthy left his Massachusetts hospital to become U.S. surgeon general, the nurses who had known him since he was a resident had a parting plea: Do something about addiction. On Thursday, Murthy tried to make good on that request with the release of a first-of-its-kind report calling...

  • In 'tough' Willowbrook, sheriff's deputies ask residents for advice

    In 'tough' Willowbrook, sheriff's deputies ask residents for advice

    The knocks started just after 9 a.m. in Willowbrook. Sheriff's deputies moved down the streets of a rough neighborhood known as Corner Pocket, tapping on gates with flashlights and calling through open windows. Is something wrong, asked residents, some still in pajamas. Are you looking for someone?...

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