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Kevin ConnollyStaff Writer

Kevin is a contributor for Drugwatch.com. He has covered a wide variety of topics as a journalist, including local government, public health, the environment and politics.

His love of writing flourished at a young age: As a paperboy, he helped his family deliver Sunday editions of the Providence Journal before sunrise. Kevin worked in every role at his campus newspaper at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he earned a bachelor's degree in mass communications.

He covered county government and education at his first professional newspaper job at the Stuart News in South Florida. Then he joined the Orlando Sentinel, where he reported on nearly every beat in regional offices across Central Florida. He worked his way up to bureau chief in Volusia County. Then he helped guide the newspaper's successful transition to a digital-first newsroom during an eight-year stint as a breaking-news editor. He was part of the team that covered the high-profile Casey Anthony trial. The Orlando Sentinel's website hit a company record of 22.5 million page views when an Orlando jury acquitted her of murder on June 5, 2011.

He believes in lifelong education. Kevin earned credits for a master's degree in Public Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University. He also completed classes at Seminole State College of Florida in biology, microbiology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology. A proud father of three, he volunteers for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. He enjoys camping, astronomy, swimming and genealogy.

RECENTLY CONTRIBUTED ARTICLES

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Jurors Award $15 million in Depakote Lawsuit

Federal jurors recently awarded $15 million in compensatory damages to a California woman who took the antiepileptic...

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Feds Recover $4.7B from Drug Companies, Other Industries

More than half of the nearly $5 billion recovered under the federal False Claims Act during the last budget year came from the health care industry....

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Generic Drug Makers Accused of Illegal Conspiracies over Drug Prices

A coalition of 20 states is suing six generic drug manufacturers, alleging they illegally conspired to inflate prices of two medications as part of...

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Bristol-Myers to Pay $20M Abilify Settlement

Bristol-Myers Squibb has reached a nearly $20 million settlement with a coalition...

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FDA Approves New Power Morcellator Amid Cancer Concerns

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new surgical tool for use in certain gynecological procedures, the device’s maker, Olympus America...

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