Los Angeles Times

Lisa Girion

Writer

Lisa Girion is a former staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where she had covered healthcare, the workplace, legal affairs, human rights and the California economy. Prior to coming to The Times, Girion served as city editor of the Los Angeles Daily News and reported for that paper as well the Dallas Times Herald, the Dallas Morning News and the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal. She has won awards for her work, including exposes on alleged human rights abuses in Myanmar (Burma) and on the health insurance practice of rescinding sick members. She earned a bachelor's degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Girion left The Times in 2015. 

Recent Articles

  • Berkeley balcony collapse puts new focus on wood dry rot

    Berkeley balcony collapse puts new focus on wood dry rot

    The wood rot that many experts believe contributed to the deadly balcony collapse here has been a problem in low-rise apartment and condominium complexes for years.Investigators on Wednesday were trying to determine how the wood beams of the balcony that failed — killing six people — had deteriorated...

  • Doctor linked to drug deaths allowed to practice on probation

    Doctor linked to drug deaths allowed to practice on probation

    An Orange County doctor accused of gross negligence in the care of two patients who fatally overdosed on drugs he prescribed has been placed on probation by the Medical Board of California.Van H. Vu, who owns a busy pain clinic in Huntington Beach, agreed not to contest the board's accusation,...

  • Overdoses fell after 2 narcotic painkillers were taken off the market

    Overdoses fell after 2 narcotic painkillers were taken off the market

    Patients got fewer narcotic painkillers and overdoses declined after two problem drugs were removed from the market in 2010, a large study of insurance claims reported Monday. The researchers looked at changes in the use of painkillers after manufacturers stopped producing propoxyphene and the...

  • Antidote for opioid overdoses now available without a prescription

    Antidote for opioid overdoses now available without a prescription

    California pharmacists can hand out an overdose antidote to patients on powerful painkillers without requiring a prescription under new rules aimed at curbing drug-related fatalities. Pharmacists in the state will also be able to distribute the antidote to heroin addicts. Patients and addicts may...

  • Californians warned to avoid caramel apples after listeria outbreak

    Californians warned to avoid caramel apples after listeria outbreak

    Amid a deadly listeria outbreak across California and nine other states, public health authorities are warning consumers against eating prepackaged caramel apples. Listeria has been implicated in three deaths, including one in California, and more than two dozen hospitalizations. Investigators'...

  • FDA approves new opioid painkiller said to last 24 hours

    FDA approves new opioid painkiller said to last 24 hours

    Federal regulators gave the green light to a once-a-day opioid pain-relief pill that is up to 24 times more powerful than a single Vicodin but is designed to thwart the immediate release of its full — and potentially lethal — payload. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of Hysingla...

  • 23 labor protesters arrested outside Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera

    23 labor protesters arrested outside Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera

    Authorities Thursday evening arrested 23 people protesting outside a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera as part of nationwide efforts to organize the retailer's employees, authorities said. The demonstration began in the store's parking lot at Washington and Paramount boulevards, said Los Angeles Sheriff's...

  • High school water polo player rescued from near-drowning in Chino

    High school water polo player rescued from near-drowning in Chino

    A high school water polo player found at the bottom of a Chino pool after a match was flown to a hospital in critical condition Thursday evening, a fire official said. The boy's teammates from visiting Nogales High School in La Puente noticed him missing when they got out of the Don Lugo High School...

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