Lisa Girion

Writer

As an investigative reporter at the Los Angeles Times, Lisa Girion produced many high-impact stories, including an investigation into alleged human rights abuses in Myanmar, which was anthologized in "Global Muckraking" (The New Press, 2014). Her investigation into the health insurance practice of dropping sick patients, known as rescission, was cited in the Affordable Care Act. She earned a bachelor's degree at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She left The Times in 2015.

Recent Articles

  • 'You want a description of hell?' OxyContin's 12-hour problem

    'You want a description of hell?' OxyContin's 12-hour problem

    The drugmaker Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin two decades ago with a bold marketing claim: One dose relieves pain for 12 hours, more than twice as long as generic medications. Patients would no longer have to wake up in the middle of the night to take their pills, Purdue told doctors. One OxyContin...

  • California doctor convicted of murder in overdose deaths of patients

    California doctor convicted of murder in overdose deaths of patients

    A Rowland Heights doctor was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in connection with the overdose deaths of three patients, capping a landmark case that was closely watched by medical and legal professionals across the country. Dr. Hsiu-Ying “Lisa” Tseng, who prosecutors say is the first doctor...

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