Dan Gorenstein is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Health Desk, covering the business of healthcare.

Prior to Marketplace, Dan spent more than 11 years at New Hampshire Public Radio. He got his start in journalism at the Chicago Reporter; an investigative journal that examines race and class disparities in the Chicago area. He’s won numerous national and local awards, including the Society of Professional Journalist Sigma Delta Chi investigative reporting award.

You can follow him on Twitter at @dmgorenstein.


Features by Dan Gorenstein

Pfizer wants you to buy Viagra online -- from Pfizer

Viagra is one of the most-counterfeited drugs on the web, and Pfizer's latest effort to tackle that issue is a first.
Posted In: viagra, Pfizer, pharmaceuticals

Will you buy into Obamacare or pay the penalty?

The new health care law requires individuals to carry health insurance beginning next year, or pay a small fine. Behavioral economists say even a little punishment may go a long way to get people to sign up.
Posted In: health care reform, health insurance

Being a leader in the midst of chaos: How one Boston business is coping the day after

The day after bombings at the Boston Marathon, one business is concentrated on what matters — their employees.
Posted In: boston marathon, boston

OxyContin's waiting game: Generic drug makers salivate while the FDA wants safer pills

OxyContin is supposed to come off patent and generic drug makers are excited. But, the FDA may put a stop to it all to wait for safer pills.
Posted In: oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, generic drugs, FDA

DNA sequencing celebrates its first decade

The anniversary brings with it a new and lucrative era of personalized medicine.
Posted In: dna

Genetics may be the next big thing in medicine, but at what cost?

Many believe genetics are the next big thing in medicine, but one question for this new era of personalized medicine is cost.
Posted In: cancer, Science, genetics, health care

President Obama looks to reduce Social Security cost of living increases with 'chained CPI'

President Obama's new budget proposal -- which will be formally unveiled next week -- includes a move to slow payments to Social Security.
Posted In: Obama, federal budget, Social Security

Dementia is highest cost disease and rising

A report in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine says the U.S. spends more on treating dementia than any other disease including cancer and heart disease.
Posted In: Health, health care, dementia

The SEC gives social media a thumbs up

In a move that could change the way companies communicate with their investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that company executives can use sites like Twitter and Facebook to release market moving news.
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, social media, netflix

Employers race to snap up foreign work visas

Want a sign that business is hiring? For the first time since 2008, federal officials expect the 85,000 visas for foreign skilled workers will be snapped up in just a few days.
Posted In: H-1B visas, visa, Science


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