Reporter covering health and medicine Education: Syracuse University, BS in journalism
Laurie McGinley covers health and medicine for The Washington Post. She focuses on the Food and Drug Administration as well as cancer research and treatment. She was previously The Post's health, science and environment editor.
Honors & Awards:
Part of Wall Street Journal team that won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting on AIDS
Professional Affiliations: Association of Health Care Journalists
The Food and Drug Administration goes after dietary supplements that claim to treat Alzheimer's and says it will take more steps to protect consumers from unsafe products and to beef up oversight of the $50 billion industry.
Glioblastoma is one of the deadliest of cancers, killing almost all its victims, who have included Ted Kennedy, John McCain and Beau Biden. But a new, early phase study offers a sliver of hope that drugs that rally the immune system may help some patients live longer.