Katie Thomas

New York Times reporter covering health care and the drug industry

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Reporter for the New York Times, covering the business of healthcare

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Despite President Trump’s insistence that a vaccine is imminent within weeks, vaccine makers have pledged to stand with science instead of politics.

When can Americans reasonably expect a COVID-19 vaccine?

Despite President Trump’s insistence that a vaccine is imminent within weeks, vaccine makers have pledged to stand with science instead of politics.

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Over the weekend, President Trump again recommended hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. He said the government has ordered 29 million pills of it.

Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19? Serious side effects, no strong scientific backing

Over the weekend, President Trump again recommended hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. He said the government has ordered 29 million pills of it.

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EpiPens are the poster child for vast increases in the price of familiar medications. Many people carry them for emergency treatment of allergic reactions that can be life threatening.

Can politics cure the high cost of drugs?

EpiPens are the poster child for vast increases in the price of familiar medications. Many people carry them for emergency treatment of allergic reactions that can be life threatening.

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