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Bryant Furlow

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Science Journalist — The Lancet
Covers:  mental health, computed tomography, cancer, radiology, corruption, medicaid, medicine, oncology, heathcare, health insurance, open government, medial research, oncology nursing, diseases and conditions, chemotherapy

Working at the crossroads of science, global public health, and accountability journalism (http://Lancet.com, elsewhere). RTs not endorsements.

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Biography

A biologist by training, I work at the crossroads of medical research, public policy, culture and accountability journalism.

My reporting over recent years has exposed and explored the off-label sedation of jail inmates with dangerous and addictive drug cocktails, lax state regulation of the hea...

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@BryantFurlow — 1,500 followers, 5,239 tweets

Sep 21, 2017

RT @Atul_Gawande: 4th independent analysis shows new GOP repeal bill devastates health care funding & leaves millions more uninsured https:…

Sep 21, 2017

RT @UpshotNYT: Remember what happened with  http://Healthcare.gov ? The GOP health bill would ask states to do more in less time.  http://nyti.ms/2xwWCoH 

Sep 20, 2017

RT @JuddLegum: Trump blocks woman with stage 4 cancer on Twitter after she criticized his latest health care plan…

Sep 20, 2017

RT @NYTHealth: A doctor on opioid deaths: “These kids aren’t making a choice because they are trying to get high on a substance."  http://nyti.ms/2yeUNKp 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Science columnist at my college paper

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yep.

How is social media changing news?

The good: broader and more specific audiences. The bad/ugly: Rumor echo-chamber effects and poor vetting/reporting...