Arthur Allen is a Health Care reporter for POLITICO Pro.
Arthur Allen became the founding member of the eHealth team at POLITICO in 2014 and recently added the pharmaceutical industry to his beat. Prior to POLITICO he was a freelancer for 18 years, writing for publications and websites such as the Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic, Slate.com, Landscape Architecture, Science and Mother Jones. He is the author of three non-fiction books, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl (WW Norton, 2014), Ripe (Counterpoint, 2010) and Vaccine: the controversial story of medicine’s greatest lifesaver (WW Norton, 2007). Allen worked for The Associated Press for the better part of 13 years, including stints in El Salvador, Mexico and Germany. He is married to Margaret Talbot and has two grown children. He likes playing pickup basketball, reading, studying languages and hunting fruitlessly for morels and other edible mushrooms.