Arthur Allen, KFF Health News

Arthur Allen, KFF Health News

Arthur Allen, senior correspondent, writes about the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry as well as covid-related topics. He joined KFF Health News in April 2020 after six years at Politico, where he created, edited, and wrote for the first health IT-focused news team. Previously, he was a freelance writer for publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, Lingua Franca magazine, The New Republic, Slate, and Salon. Earlier in his career, he worked for The Associated Press for 13 years, including stints as a correspondent based in El Salvador, Mexico, and Germany. He is the author of the books “Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver,” “Ripe: The Search for the Perfect Tomato,” and “The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl.”

Why the next big hope for Alzheimer’s might not help most Black patients

By: - July 13, 2023

The FDA last week gave full approval to what many scientists and doctors believe is the first drug to show promise of slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But while patient advocates are celebrating, critics see it as the unfortunate triumph of a flawed theory of the disease’s cause and predict the rollout of the […]