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Karisa King

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Investigative Reporter — Chicago Tribune

Investigative reporter @chicagotribune covering health, medicine and science.

North Lawndale families, living in shadow of violence, observe holiday carefully

chicagotribune.com — From her spot near the barbecue grill, halfway between her family's home and the playground at Douglas Park, Keesha Lee kept one eye on the street and the other on the kids. For the family's traditional July 4 celebration, Lee strategically dressed the baby of the family, her 6-year-old daughter, in a bright fuchsia T-shirt so she could instantly spot her in a crowd.

Prescription for harm: Dangerous drug mix leaves woman fighting for life

chicagotribune.com — The first symptoms mimicked the flu. Becki Conway had a sore throat, a dry cough and irritated sinuses. But the next signs were more puzzling. A sharp pain radiated through her chest. Her eyes turned red and itchy. It seemed like she was fighting off some strange bug, or maybe it was just the normal exhaustion of keeping up with twin toddlers.

Data mining for deadly drug combinations

chicagotribune.com — The experiment began with thousands of patient files, millions of prescription orders, billions of clinical measurements and a single question: Could big data be used to discover deadly drug combinations? For decades, scientists have wrestled with the problem that trusted prescription medications can combine in dangerous ways, often placing Americans at risk when they take more than one drug.

License of Illinois psychiatrist suspended

chicagotribune.com — The Illinois medical board has indefinitely suspended the license of a Chicago psychiatrist whose excessive prescriptions were linked to three patients' deaths and triggered federal accusations of kickbacks and fraud. The action against Dr. Michael J. Reinstein ended a two-year fight with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation over his use of the anti-psychotic drug clozapine.

License of Illinois psychiatrist suspended

chicagotribune.com — The Illinois medical board has indefinitely suspended the license of a Chicago psychiatrist whose excessive prescriptions were linked to three patients' deaths and triggered federal accusations of kickbacks and fraud. The action against Dr. Michael J. Reinstein ended a two-year fight with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation over his use of the anti-psychotic drug clozapine.

Half of Illinois doctor penalties originate in other states

articles.chicagotribune.com — Study shows state agency relies heavily on other inquiries as basis for disciplining physicians Nearly three years ago, the Illinois medical board received a letter urging the agency to investigate a Chicago doctor who tried and failed to intubate a 52-year-old woman after giving her anesthesia that stopped her breathing.

Victims are grilled in military sex-assault investigations

expressnews.com — even months after an Air Force recruiter's assistant told investigators her boss sexually assaulted her in an office supply room, the young woman was summoned to meet his defense attorneys.

GI sex abuse has powerful foes

expressnews.com — In a corner of the cavernous room adorned with historic frescoes, Kimberly Hanks, the victim in the court-martial case, sat on a red leather couch next to a wingback chair occupied by Sen. Barbara Boxer, their knees almost touching.

In Cases Of Military Sexual Assault, Victims Are Victimized Twice

businessinsider.com — SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Army Pvt. Anna Moore spotted the man approaching as she knelt on the hallway floor, scraping off a dingy layer of wax. He was a sergeant from another battery with no apparent reason for entering the empty third floor of her barracks. Why was he there, she wondered.

Assault victims struggle to transfer to other posts

mysanantonio.com — Mark Bilton-Smith answered his cellphone shortly after 11 p.m. and heard the panic in his daughter's voice. She told him she'd been raped and was hallucinating. He struggled to make sense of her words. She was talking about the devil and kept saying the door to her room at Goodfellow AFB had been nailed shut.
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Aug 03, 2016

The price of pork: Cheap meat comes at high cost in Illinois  http://fw.to/4mnnZGF  @poolcar4

Aug 02, 2016

Cheap bacon comes at a harsh cost in Illinois — Chicago Tribune investigation coming tomorrow.  http://bit.ly/2asugmy  @poolcar4 @garyjmarx

Aug 01, 2016

Leaderless Chicago street gangs vex police efforts to quell violence  http://fw.to/kCqNaWf  @davidheinzmann

Jul 05, 2016

North Lawndale families, living in shadow of violence, observe holiday carefully  http://fw.to/CdW00lR 

Jun 03, 2016

Blue Cross premium hikes in Texas, Oklahoma could mean Illinois sticker shock  http://fw.to/uzWgRaX  @ameetsachdev

May 20, 2016

RT @RobertLangreth: Big Pharma's charity play: how giving to copay charities can help companies keep prices high and profits flowing  http://ow.ly/kpWU300mIb0 

May 06, 2016

Tribune report: Cops rarely punished for false testimony  http://fw.to/mDUXHXU  Important work from @smmills1960 and @tlighty

May 03, 2016

Obama library could seed a turnaround on Woodlawn's open land  http://fw.to/UCqBsIj  @AngelaTCR


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