Barry Meier, a reporter for The New York Times, has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award. His reporting at The Times has concentrated on the intersection of business, medicine and the public’s health. During his career, he has exposed the dangers of various drugs and medical products, including a defective heart device and a generation of flawed artificial hips. He was the first journalist to shed a national spotlight on the abuse of OxyContin.
He lives in New York with his wife and their daughter.