Arlene Weintraub

 Arlene Weintraub
Arlene Weintraub
Contributing Writer

Arlene Weintraub is a science journalist and author with 20 years of experience writing about health care, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Her most recent book, Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures (ECW Press 2015), brings to life the world of comparative oncology and the many ways dogs are helping in the war against cancer. Her freelance pieces have been published in the New York Times, US News & World Report, Technology Review, Scientific American, USA Today, and other media outlets. She was previously a senior health writer for BusinessWeek, covering both the science and business of health. She has won awards from the New York Press Club, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Foundation for Biomedical Research, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Her book about the antiaging industry, Selling the Fountain of Youth, was published by Basic Books in 2010.

Stories by Arlene Weintraub


Animal hospital group releases cancer treatment guidelines

Cancer is now the biggest disease-related cause of death in dogs and cats, but there are an increasing number of therapies available to pet owners who want to prolong the lives of their affected four-legged friends. So the American Animal Hospital Association has issued new guidelines for veterinarians on how to properly diagnose and treat the disease.

Aratana scores third FDA approval of the year

Shares of Aratana Therapeutics rose more than 3% to $9.75 in after-hours trading on August 15, when the company announced that the FDA approved Nocita (bupivacaine), its long-acting injectable drug to relieve pain in dogs after ligament surgery.

Lilly’s Elanco vows to be ‘a lot bigger’ in aquaculture

Eli Lilly has been doubling down on its efforts to invent new animal vaccines, but until now it has been mostly focused on cattle and swine products. Now the company's animal health unit, Elanco, is looking to expand into a rapidly growing corner of food production where it has had virtually no presence: aquaculture.