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Natasha Loder

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Health Policy Editor — The Economist
Covers:  pharma, health, drug pricing, healthcare, medical breakthroughs, medical technology.
Doesn't Cover: global health policy, WHO, Obamacare, quarterly results, corporate hiring
Health Policy Editor, The Economist. đź’‰ Opinions=own.

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Natasha Loder is The Economist's Healthcare correspondent and based in London. She covers the pharmaceutical industry, medical science and technology. Between 2011 and 2014 she worked as a foreign correspondent in Chicago, covering the Midwest, American education and agriculture.

She has worked at the paper for 16 years, and spent over a decade as a Science and technology correspondent. She covered a wide range of subjects in science, technology, medicine and the environment.

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@natashaloder — 11,036 followers, 12,957 tweets

@precadesina Both of these are utterly outrageous. What awful experiences. I’m so sorry.
@janeclarejones @ScienceNelson There is a huge fight in Canada about whether a woman is actually allowed to give a talk about this sort of thing at Toronto Public Library.
RT @JohnRentoul: "It's like saying 'I want to get childbirth done so I can get back to lots of sleep and reading lots of novels':"… https://t.co/x3qhlwZjsH
@ScienceNelson ..of people (male, female and trans) are starting to stand up and give their voices to the issue of women only spaces @Glinner @HJJoyceEcon @Womans_Place_UK @janeclarejones @FondOfBeetles @TransRadically
@ScienceNelson And I would add that both of these stories are connected in the issue of whether women are allowed to have female only spaces. This is a totally legitimate question. And the answer to your question is that yes lots...
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What was your first job as a journalist?

A small newsletter called Research Fortnight in the UK.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Curiosity and a compulsion to tell a story.