Marty Schladen has been a reporter for decades, working in Indiana, Texas and other places before returning to his native Ohio to work at The Columbus Dispatch in 2017 and coming to the Ohio Capital Journal in 2020. He's won state and national journalism awards for investigations into utility regulation, public corruption, the environment, prescription drug spending and other matters.
In court, drug middlemen fight to limit pharmacies insured patients can use
By: Marty Schladen - September 9, 2021
“In court, drug middlemen fight to limit pharmacies insured patients can use” first appeared in the Ohio Capital Dispatch. In the first test of a 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, drug middlemen last week argued that federal law gives them a crucial right to limit what pharmacies patients with health insurance can use — or […]
Federal probe of drug middlemen urged
By: Marty Schladen - May 11, 2021
“Federal probe of drug middlemen urged,” first appeared in the Ohio Capital Journal. After years of accusations in Ohio and elsewhere, a bipartisan group in the U.S. Senate wants federal regulators to investigate whether drug middlemen and their parent companies are rigging the system to raise prices and pad their pockets. Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, […]
‘14,000 attempts.’ Balky technology, expiring benefits worry workers, state leaders.
By: Marty Schladen - July 31, 2020
Congress is continuing to squabble over whether to extend a federal supplement to unemployment insurance and if they do, by how much. But as they argue over whether to continue the supplement at $600 a week or some fraction of that, out-of-work Americans are left to worry whether they can survive on state benefits that […]