Brady Dennis

ReporterWashington, D.C.


FDA approves a new drug to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis. Eventually, it might help nearly half of the 30,000 people in the United States living with the deadly lung disease.

  • Jul 2, 2015

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s success demonstrates the potential payoffs and perils of “venture philanthropy.”

  • Jul 2, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year reported that calls to poison centers across the country involving e-cigarettes had surged.

  • Jun 30, 2015

Researchers in North Carolina are developing a “smart” insulin patch that can automatically detect and manage blood sugar levels.

  • Jun 22, 2015

New device helps blind people “see” with their tongues.

  • Jun 18, 2015

“Science won out,” said Fred Kummerow, who sued the agency in 2013 for not acting sooner.

  • Jun 16, 2015

Agency says move will prevent thousands of heart attack deaths each year.

  • Jun 16, 2015

Researchers are studying the genes of unique patients for clues that could lead to better treatments.

  • Jun 13, 2015

A new class of medications could sharply cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

  • Jun 8, 2015

A federal panel will decide this week whether to recommend approval of the cholesterol drugs, which an expert hailed as “one of the biggest developments in a long time in cardiology.”

  • Jun 8, 2015
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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.
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