Melody Petersen

Writer

Melody Petersen covers biotechnology for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she wrote about the pharmaceutical industry for the New York Times. She won a Loeb award for reporting about a power company at the San Jose Mercury News. She has also written for the Orange County Register and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She’s the author of Our Daily Meds, a book about the drug industry. She’s a former certified public accountant and grew up on an Iowa farm.

Recent Articles

  • Pasadena heart surgery patients warned of possible infections

    Pasadena heart surgery patients warned of possible infections

    Pasadena’s Huntington Hospital has sent letters to all patients having open heart surgery in the last four years warning them that they may have been infected with a dangerous bacteria. The hospital is one of many across the country using a device that has been linked to dozens of infections in...

  • Herbalife distributors who lost money get some back

    Herbalife distributors who lost money get some back

    Federal trade regulators are sending checks to 350,000 Herbalife distributors who lost money by trying to sell the company’s weight-loss shakes, bars and other supplements. The checks come from $200 million that Herbalife agreed to pay in July to settle a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission...

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