Brady Dennis

ReporterWashington, D.C.

Latest Articles

Leisha Nolen, who is about to head back to West Africa, discusses the efforts to fight the outbreak.

  • Aug 1, 2014

CDC urges public not to worry about spread of deadly virus; safety measures in place.

  • Aug 1, 2014

Federal officials hope to begin human trials in September, with possibly more potent testing to occur in 2015.

  • Jul 31, 2014

Diagnostic tests must work properly to avoid harming patients, FDA Commissioner Hamburg says.

  • Jul 31, 2014

Increasing skin cancer cases prompt Acting Surgeon General to voice concerns.

  • Jul 29, 2014

The resignation follows the potential exposure of the disease to scientists, admission of other security lapses.

  • Jul 23, 2014

Hundreds of vials of other potentially dangerous pathogens were also in forgotten boxes on NIH campus.

  • Jul 16, 2014

USDA inspectors found anthrax stored in unlocked refrigerators, according to a House committee.

  • Jul 14, 2014

A different shape or color can be confusing, a new study finds.

  • Jul 14, 2014

Government labs in Atlanta sent deadly pathogens to other labs in five incidents in the past decade.

  • Jul 11, 2014

The agency is revisiting regulations banning firms from marketing drugs for “off-label,” unapproved uses.

  • Jul 9, 2014

There was no indication that anyone at the Bethesda facility was exposed to the virus in long-forgotten vials.

  • Jul 8, 2014

Michael R. Bloomberg’s limit on the size of sodas met its demise when an appeals court ruled against it.

  • Jun 26, 2014

Opponents had argued against wht they said was a ‘nanny state’ public health initiative

  • Jun 26, 2014

Government’s new anti-smoking ads focus on additional health complications.

  • Jun 24, 2014

Effort underway to get naloxone into the hands of more people on the front lines of the nation’s opioid epidemic.

  • Jun 20, 2014

Researchers found that government efforts around reducing suicide attempts in children had the opposite effect.

  • Jun 18, 2014

Rapid growth underscores the need for more research into the potential impact on public health, studies say.

  • Jun 17, 2014

The agency’s position on using wooden boards to age cheese has caused an uproar in the industry.

  • Jun 11, 2014

The FDA and EPA for the first time set a dietary minimum to promote development in the young.

  • Jun 10, 2014
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About Brady 

Brady Dennis is a national reporter for The Washington Post, focusing on food and drug issues. He previously spent years covering the nation’s economy, from the foreclosure epidemic in Florida to the fight on Capitol Hill over how to rein in risky behavior on Wall Street. Dennis was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for a series of explanatory stories about the financial crisis. Before that, he was a reporter for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, where he received the 2006 Ernie Pyle Award for human-interest writing for a series of stories called “300 Words.” He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.