Bloomberg Law (select stories)


Biden Needs Time to Decide on FDA Nominee, HHS Head Says“-June 16, 2021 (exclusive interview with HHS Secretary Becerra

Opioids, LGBT Health, Covid: HHS’s Levine Has Packed Agenda“-May 18, 2021 (exclusive interview with HHS Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine, first interview on her agenda)

Almost All Medical Gowns in U.S. Stockpile Removed for Retesting“-March 25, 2021 (broke the news of the stockpile removing millions of gowns purchased for it by the DOD)

White House to Send Millions of Masks to At-Risk Communities“-February 24, 2021 (broke the news of the White House’s plan to send cloth masks to disadvantaged communities)

Obamacare Architect Is Top Pick to Lead Value-Based Care Office“-February 10, 2021 (broke the news of a top Biden HHS appointee)

Hidden U.S. Health Stockpile Weighs Lessons of Trump-Era Crisis“-December 21, 2020 (was invited on an exclusive tour of a Strategic National Stockpile warehouse, one of only two media outlets invited to do so)

U.S. Plans Half-Billion Dollar Investment in Glove Production“-December 18, 2020 (broke the news that the federal government planned to invest in domestic production of gloves)

CDC Money for Covid Tracking, Tests Has Been Stalled for Months (1)“-October 1, 2020 (broke the news that the CDC had been unable to access over $1 billion in funding for months, co-byline, Bloomberg News story)

U.S. Prematurely Cancels Ventilator Contracts with Three Makers“-August 31, 2021 (broke the news that the federal government cancelled three ventilator contracts, Bloomberg News story

Nurses’ Pleas Spur U.S. Pledge to Tap 44 Million-Mask Stockpile“-July 31, 2020 (story led to federal government action to send out masks, triple byline, Bloomberg News story)

“Trump Poised to Lower Drug Payments to Match Foreign Prices“-July 23, 2020 (broke the news of the most favored nation executive order coming, triple byline, Bloomberg News story)

Trump Administration Buys $594 Million in Virus Protective Gear (1)“-July 8, 2020 (broke the news of purchasing for the Strategic National Stockpile through obtained documents)

Trump Mulls Made-in-U.S. Order for Vital Drugs, Devices”-May 14, 2020 (broke the news of a draft executive order about making essential drugs in the U.S., co-byline, Bloomberg News story)

FEMA Shifts Some Virus Supply Buying Power to Defense Department“-May 11, 2020 (broke the news of FEMA giving the DOD some of its contracting authority, Bloomberg News story)

FEMA to Move Out of Lead Virus Role to Focus on Reopening“-April 29, 2020 (broke the news that FEMA was in discussions to no longer be the lead agency in the federal Covid-19 response, Bloomberg News story)

White House Weighs FEMA Takeover of Stockpile’s Virus Supplies“-April 2, 2020 (broke the news that the White House was trying to give FEMA authority over the Strategic National Stockpile procurement)

Cyber-Attack Hits U.S. Health Agency Amid Covid-19 Outbreak“-March 16, 2020 (broke the news of the attack, co-byline, Bloomberg News story)

White House Embraces Drive-Through Virus Testing, Plans Website“-March 13, 2020 (broke the news of the companies involved, triple byline, Bloomberg News story)

Free Distribution of HIV Prevention Drug Begins Dec. 2: Gilead“-November 27, 2019 (broke the news that the distribution was starting, story was retweeted by Trump and had over 2.2 million Twitter impressions)

Pelosi Plan Would Have Medicare Negotiate 250 Drugs’ Prices (1)“-September 9, 2019 (first to obtain a copy of the Pelosi drug pricing bill, co-byline, over 27,000 Twitter impressions)

Trump Kills Drug Rebate ‘Safe Harbor’ Rule That Favored Pharma (5)“-July 11, 2019 (had exclusive information about the decision-making process within the White House and their planned next steps)

Adam Boehler, Who Championed Value-Based Care, to Leave HHS (3)“-July 10, 2019 (broke the news that a top HHS official was leaving the department and being nominated to an international post)


Getting PPE to Frontline Workers in Need Is a National Struggle“-December 11, 2020 (enterprise story on why US health workers still didn’t have enough PPE at the time, award-winning)

The Future of the U.S. National Stockpile Isn’t a Bigger Stockpile“-December 10, 2020 (deep dive into how to fix the Strategic National Stockpile, award-winning, Businessweek story)

U.S. Buying Hospital Gowns From Untested Makers for Covid Needs“-October 30, 2020 (comprehensive story into how the federal government purchased gowns for the stockpile it may not receive, award-winning)

U.S. Will Have Enough Ventilators for Next Wave With New Orders“-September 4, 2020 (deep look into ventilator purchases by the federal government during the pandemic)

Pandemic’s Next Medical Shortage? Vaccine Needles, Syringes (1)“-May 7, 2020 (broke the news of new contracts for needles and syringes)

Kushner Airlift Moves Millions of Masks, But Details Are Secret“-May 1, 2020 (triple byline, Bloomberg News story)

Hard-Hit N.Y., N.J. Trail the Field in Initial Virus Grants (1)“-April 15, 2020 (involved data analysis and graphics, co-byline)

GM’s Ventilator Effort Goes Haywire With Trump Turning on CEO Barra“-March 27, 2020 (broke the news of the problems with the GM/Ventec contract, triple byline, Bloomberg News story)

Conservative Group Is State by State on Medicaid Work Rules (1)“-November 21, 2019 (investigation involving data analysis and graphics)

Dream Team Pushes HHS Policy Envelope With High Risk of Lawsuits (1)“-August 28, 2019

Obamacare Filing Breaks All Kinds of Justice Department Norms“-April 1, 2019 (exclusive information from interviews with multiple former DOJ attorneys, over 23,000 Twitter impressions, top story for Bloomberg Law)


Biden HHS Can Act Alone to Push Campaign Bid to Shrink Uninsured“-June 24, 2021

Medical Care for Transgender Youth Stirs Federal-State Clash“-May 26, 2021

Disability Bias Protections Get Final Push From Trump’s HHS (1)“-January 15, 2021

Medicaid Block Grant Policy Could Face High Legal Hurdles“-January 28, 2020

Facebook Ads Cause Patients to Stop, Switch HIV Prevention Drug“-December 16, 2019

Trump Health-Worker Religious Rule Is Tossed by Federal Judge (2)“-November 6, 2019 (Triple byline)

House Democrats Push Forward With Drug-Price Negotiation Bill“-October 17, 2019 (Bloomberg News story, triple byline)

Eased Opioid Treatment Record-Sharing Proposed by Health Agency“-August 22, 2019

House Democrats Take Aim at ‘Unlawful’ Trump Obamacare Move (1)“-February 13, 2019