Barry Meier is a former reporter for The New York Times where he was a member of a team that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He is also a two-time winner of the prestigious George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting.
During a 28-year-long career at The Times, his work concentrated on the intersection of business, medicine and the public’s health. He exposed the dangers of various drugs and medical products, including a defective heart device and a generation of flawed artificial hips.
He is also recognized as the first journalist to shed a national spotlight on the abuse of OxyContin, its manufacturer, Purdue Pharma, and the company's secretive owners, members of the Sackler family.
He is the author of several books including "Pain Killer," which was first published in 2003 and reissued in 2018, and "Missing Man," which told the true story of a former FBI agent turned CIA consultant who disappeared in Iran. He is currently working on a new book examining the corporate investigations and private intelligence industry.