Brian Deer
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Brian Deer

Brian Deer is a multi-award-winning investigative reporter, best known for inquiries into the drug industry, medicine, and social issues for the Sunday Times. He's author of the nonfiction investigation, The Doctor Who Fooled the World, and the medical thriller Blind Trial. Among Deer's professional recognitions, he has been nominated three times for British Press Awards, the paramount prize for UK newspaper journalists, winning the title of specialist reporter of the year twice, and also shortlisted for the title of reporter of the year. Judges said of his first prize, for investigations published longform in The Sunday Times Magazine, that he was probably "the only journalist in Britain that polices the drugs companies." For his second, awarded for investigations included in The Doctor Who Fooled the World, they said his reporting was "a tremendous righting of a wrong." Among Deer's television work, his hourlong primetime investigation The Drug Trial That Went Wrong was shortlisted for a Royal Television Society award. In 2021, The Doctor Who Fooled the World won the Eric Hoffer Award for nonfiction and a gold medal in the Independent Publishers Association Awards. In 2016, Deer was made Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) by York St. John University. He was the 2009 Susan B. Meister lecturer in child health policy at the University of Michigan and the 2012 Distinguished Lecturer in Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Website: briandeer.com Twitter: @deerbrian
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