Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care for CNBC.com.
Mangan has been a journalist for more than 20 years, most recently as a general assignment/rewrite reporter at the New York Post. In his more than dozen years at The Post, Mangan routinely covered major stories, including the 9/11 terror attacks, the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, the 2008 financial meltdown and a slew of juicy Gotham scandals du jour, among them the personal tribulations of Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez.
Prior to that, Mangan began his career in his native Connecticut, writing obituaries for The Hour of Norwalk, before moving on to cover business, government and the court systems at The Hour, the Fairfield County Business Journal and The Advocate of Stamford.
New studies underscore the human and financial tolls of antibiotic-resistant drugs, as well as how competition could be driving over-prescription.
A leading group of physicians is warning that high prices of specialty drugs is creating barriers to care for patients.
As health-care out-of-pocket costs rise, people can save by shopping around, but significant transparency hurdles remain.
The $1.08 trillion budget sought by federal health officials includes a request they be able to negotiate some drug prices for Medicare.