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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

21 Sep 2017

Tennessee doctor tells of patient deaths in meningitis outbreak

A Tennessee doctor testifying against a Massachusetts pharmacist charged over his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak choked up on Thursday as he described how 13 patients at his clinic died after they were injected with tainted drugs.

21 Sep 2017

J&J unit loses bid to dismiss whistleblower's retaliation claims

A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary has lost a bid to dismiss claims that it retaliated against a former employee whose whistleblower lawsuit led to an $18 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.

20 Sep 2017

3rd Circuit won't revisit Wellbutrin XL pay-for-delay case

A federal appeals court on Wednesday refused to reconsider a ruling that upheld the dismissal of a class action lawsuit that accused GlaxoSmithKline of illegally paying rivals to delay generic versions of the antidepressant Wellbutrin XL.

20 Sep 2017

ACLU, Planned Parenthood challenge Maine abortion law

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a Maine law that says only doctors can perform abortions, not nurse practitioners or nurse-midwives.

20 Sep 2017

Boston beheading plotter cited 2013 bombing: prosecutor

BOSTON A Massachusetts man charged with plotting to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State told someone online that he wanted to cause more harm than the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

19 Sep 2017

State attorneys general expand probe into opioid companies

A group of 41 state attorneys general announced on Tuesday they and other states were expanding their investigation into companies that manufacture and distribute opioid pain killers, demanding documents from those companies as part of the probe.

19 Sep 2017

'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor

BOSTON A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer.

19 Sep 2017

Massachusetts pharmacist faces trial over 2012 meningitis outbreak

BOSTON, Sept 19 A Massachusetts pharmacist is due in court on Tuesday to face trial on charges including murder stemming from his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds of people and killed 76 across the United States.

18 Sep 2017

UPenn beats lawsuit over radiation researcher's cancer death

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by a University of Pennsylvania cancer researcher's wife who accused the institution of taking inadequate protections to protect him from radiation, leading to his death.

18 Sep 2017

PhRMA urges 1st Circuit to reconsider J&J whistleblower ruling

The drug industry's largest trade group is urging a federal appeals court to reconsider a decision reviving a whistleblower lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, saying it incorrectly relaxed standards that can protect companies from "parasitic" lawsuits.

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