Marty Schladen

Marty Schladen

Marty Schladen has been a reporter for decades, working in Indiana, Texas and other places before returning to his native Ohio to work at The Columbus Dispatch in 2017. He's won state and national journalism awards for investigations into utility regulation, public corruption, the environment, prescription drug spending and other matters.

Pharmacy Shelves

Feds expand probe into new layer of drug middlemen

By: - June 21, 2023

The companies have been accused of driving up the prices of prescription medication.

A pharmacy manager retrieves a a medication. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Cancer drug shortages decried in congressional hearing

By: - June 15, 2023

Fractures in House GOP Caucus could stymie action.

Customers shop for fresh fruits and vegetables at Campbell’s Market, April 24, 2023, in McArthur, Ohio. Campbell’s has worked to provide healthy food options to the McArthur community. (Photo by Graham Stokes for the Ohio Capital Journal).

Dollar stores, giant grocery chains push healthy food out of reach for many, activists say

By: - June 6, 2023

Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger already control a huge amount of the nation’s grocery business.