Dan Gorenstein

Senior Reporter


Dan Gorenstein is the former 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.

Latest Stories (640)

Sears growing an Amazon partnership to at least install tires, when it can’t get the sale

Aug 29, 2018
Customers nationwide can now buy tires online at Amazon, and the local Sears will put them on. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
"The company told me they truly believe they are positioning the department store for a resurgence," says reporter Hayley Peterson.
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What's a pharmacy benefit manager, anyway?

Aug 24, 2018
Pharmacy benefit managers, like Express Scripts, OptumRX and CVS Caremark, are taking a lot of heat for their role in drug prices. We explain the world of PBMs.

Here's why there's a shortage of EpiPens

Aug 23, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to help mitigate the shortage of EpiPens, those auto-injecting devices used to treat allergic reactions to things like peanuts and bee stings. It’s extended by four months the expiration date for some EpiPen products. The FDA got data from EpiPen maker Mylan that convinced them some of the […]

Maersk is sending a container ship through the Arctic. Here’s why.

Aug 21, 2018
Next month, Danish shipping company Maersk will launch the first container ship on an Arctic Ocean route. The 3,600-container ice vessel will travel from Vladivostok in eastern Russia all the way to St. Petersburg in the west using the Northern Sea Route. That’s a shipping lane running across Russia’s northern coast. Click the audio player […]
The container ship 'Caroline Maersk' is docked at the specialized container terminal in Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan state, Mexico, on April 4, 2017.

Venezuela launches new currency, but problems remain

Aug 20, 2018
Today Venezuela rolls out its new currency – the “sovereign bolivar.” It’s one of several steps the country is taking to curb runaway inflation, which is likely to top 1 million percent this year, according to the International Monetary Fund. What effect will this have on the South American nation’s economy? Click the audio player […]
A man shows new five Bolivar-notes in Caracas on Aug. 20, 2018.

Prices may be headed up at Walmart and beyond

Aug 16, 2018
Retail giant Walmart is faced with the rising cost of raw materials, labor, trucking and the possibility of a trade war. All of that means consumers may soon see price hikes. If Walmart takes the leap, other retailers are likely to follow. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
A Wal-Mart store in Mexico City, Mexico. 
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Why GM thinks car sharing is good business

Jul 25, 2018
It’s a busy week for General Motors. The automaker reported quarterly earnings this morning, with a profit of $2.38 billion ($1.66 a share).  GM has also announced its foray into car-sharing. Think Airbnb, but for your Chevy, Buick, GMC or Cadillac. Several apps already exist for people to rent out their cars. GM has its […]
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Got a cold or the flu? Think twice about antibiotics

Jul 18, 2018
Why overprescribing antibiotics is increasing fears of "super bugs."
Bottles of antibiotics line a shelf.
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Generic Viagra floods the market. Here’s how Pfizer is reacting

Jul 13, 2018
Pfizer hopes to run with its “little blue pill” as long as it can. That includes the time-honored strategy of launching its own generic.
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The Trump administration wants drug companies to lower prices. This is what’s actually happening.

Jul 5, 2018
Pfizer recently raised the list prices for more than 40 of its prescription medications, including the pain med Lyrica. It’s the second time this year Pfizer has boosted list prices. The increases come at a time of increased public and political scrutiny over drug prices. Is Big Pharma not feeling the heat? Click the above […]