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Los Angeles Times

Lisa Girion


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

  • Times investigation: Legal drugs, deadly outcomes

    Times investigation: Legal drugs, deadly outcomes

    Prescription overdoses kill more people than heroin and cocaine. An L.A. Times review of coroners' records finds that drugs prescribed by a small number of doctors caused or contributed to a disproportionate number of deaths.



    Three doctors with clean records but multiple patient deaths say they know the risks of prescribing painkillers and follow recommended safeguards. They say some patients ignore warnings or feign illness to get narcotics.