Lev Facher is a reporter at STAT covering the U.S. addiction and overdose crisis. His work focuses on the laws governing addiction medicine and pain treatment, the causes of overdose, and the policies and business practices that prevent Americans from accessing evidence-based care. He previously worked as a Washington correspondent for STAT, and has written extensively about the government's Covid-19 response, federal scientific agencies, and public policy's impact on patients. For off-the-record news tips, he can be reached on Signal or WhatsApp at (510)-374-8880.
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