MERRILL GOOZNER directs the Integrity in Science Project at the Washington-based Center for Science in the Public Interest. Before joining CSPI, he spent more than 25 years in the news business as a foreign correspondent, economics writer and investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune and other publications, reporting from over a dozen countries while posted in Chicago, Tokyo, New York and Washington. Winner of numerous journalism awards, his freelance writing in recent years has appeared in numerous national publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation, The American Prospect and the Washington Monthly. In April 2004, the University of California Press published his first book, “The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs,” an exposé of the pharmaceutical industry’s research and development practices.

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