Melody Petersen is an investigative reporter covering healthcare and business for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she wrote about the pharmaceutical industry for the New York Times. She won a Loeb award for reporting on Pacific Gas & Electric 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. Send her tips securely on Signal at (213) 327-8634.
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