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Omar El Akkad

U.S. business reporter

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Drug price hikes are not a new trick

U.S. pharmaceutical industry became focus of worldwide attention this month after news broke that Turing Pharmaceuticals had purchased rights to Daraprim and raised the price from $13.50 (U.S.) a tablet to $750

Sep 28, 2015

As economy falters, the tech sector continues to climb

A strong startup culture is emerging in Canada’s major cities, rebuilding an industry once dominated by BlackBerry, and Silicon Valley North seems poised to carry the load while the natural-resources sector slumps

Sep 13, 2015

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Omar El Akkad is The Globe's Western United States reporter, based in Portland, Oregon. He has been with The Globe since 2005. Prior to becoming the newspaper's Western U.S. reporter, he worked as the technology reporter, parliamentary correspondent at the Ottawa bureau and general assignment reporter in Toronto.

Omar has covered many stories across the U.S., including dispatches on the new generation of Silicon Valley corporate giants, the mass protests in Ferguson, Mo., Arab Spring revolution in Egypt.

Omar is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting and the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for young Canadian journalists, and has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. He is a graduate of Queen's University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing.




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