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Gregory Warner is a senior reporter for Marketplace, covering the business and economics of health care for the entire Marketplace portfolio. He’s taken on questions as varied as how drugs get named, how ineffective procedures become popular, and how politicians fuel a costly medical arms race.

Warner started at Marketplace in November of 2009. Previously, he freelanced radio stories from conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and DR Congo. Before becoming a radio reporter, he lived in New York working as an investigator of police brutality and a jazz pianist in a piano bar.

Warner’s favorite interviews are ones where he takes a journey with people. Recent examples include jogging with a homeless persons’ running club in Philadelphia, enduring ‘empathy training’ with call center reps in Ky., and undergoing fear-based alcoholism treatment in Moscow.

Warner holds a degree in English from Yale. In 2009, he was awarded Best News Feature from the Third Coast International Audio Festival for a Marketplace and Homelands Productions profile of a Congolese miner. He also has two Edward R. Murrow awards and awards from Associated Press, Sigma Delta Chi (from the Society for Professional Journalists), New York Festivals and PRNDI.

Warner was born in New York and currently resides in Philadelphia. In his free time, he enjoys biking, Werner Herzog films, and making up songs for his 8-month-old son.

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Features by Gregory Warner

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be named ambassador to China

President Obama is expected to nominate Locke to represent the U.S. in Beijing. Locke would be the first Chinese-American to serve in the post, and has worked on trade with China before.
Posted In: China

President Obama considers opening emergency oil reserves

The White House considers tapping into the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to counter rising oil prices. But Gregory Warner reports that it may not cut gas prices.
Posted In: Oil

The killer cure for alcoholism in Russia

Alcoholism is costing Russian society and the Russian economy billions in lost income and lost lives every year. From Moscow comes the tale of a tiny pill that's scaring Russians into giving up the alcohol that's killing them.
Posted In: Russia

The making of a Russian blockbuster drug

Not long ago, Arbidol was considered a nearly useless drug. Now, it's a best seller, and a symbol of Russia's efforts to build its pharmaceutical industry, at any cost.
Posted In: Health, Russia

Russia's prescription for prosperity

American pharmaceutical companies want to build their sales in Russia. Russia is eager to let them so long as they build something else, too. Factories.
Posted In: Health, Russia

Planning for your long-term care

Auto, health, home... and now long-term care insurance? Marketplace's Gregory Warner reports.
Posted In: Health, Retirement

Flurry of temp workers fill posts during winter storms

As the huge eastern snowstorm stranded travelers everywhere, many businesses and restaurants in New York City strove to continue working in light of a smaller workforce. Marketplace's Gregory Warner reports on how some weathered the storm.
Posted In: Jobs

Obama administration gives incentives for states who simplify medicaid enrollment for children

Alabama got a $55 million bonus from the Obama administration this week for making it easier to sign up kids for insurance under Medicaid. Gregory Warner has more.

Some pharma companies still practicing off-label marketing

Pharmaceutical companies paid billions in fines last year for off-label marketing, when drugs are promoted for a use that hasn't been approved by the FDA. But the large fines haven't stopped some companies from continuing the practice.
Posted In: Health

Health care: End-of-the-year checkup

Marketplace's health reporter Gregory Warner talks with Kai Ryssdal about the tumultuous year in health care -- whether the recent court case in Virginia is taking health care off track, what's being done to control costs, and what we can expect in 2011.
Posted In: Health

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