Jackie Fortiér

Jackie Fortiér
Jackie is StateImpact Oklahoma's health care reporter. In a partnership with Kaiser Health News and National Public Radio, Jackie covers health in Oklahoma and the health care industry for local and national audiences. She has many journalism awards to her name during her years of multi-media reporting in Colorado and was part of a team recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists with a Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in breaking news reporting in 2013. She is a former young professional fellow of the Journalism and Women's Symposium, and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Reporters without Borders, and a lifetime member of Kappa Tau Alpha, awarded for her thesis on disability and technology in news reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Colorado State University and a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. When she's not reporting, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three cats.

Latest by Jackie Fortiér



Judge makes $107 million math error in Oklahoma’s opioid verdict

A judge in Oklahoma admitted to making a $107 million math error in his verdict in the state’s opioid case.

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Five Oklahoma hospitals collapsed – what happened?

At some rural hospitals in Oklahoma, a pattern of controversial businesses practices lead to big profits for the management companies – but high risks for vulnerable hospitals.

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Medical boards lack process for opioid complaints

The ongoing court case against opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson highlighted the role that doctors, and the medical boards who regulate them, have played in the continuing public health crisis. 

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Pain meds as public nuisance? Oklahoma tests a legal strategy against opioid maker Johnson & Johnson

The first lawsuit in the country seeking to hold a pharmaceutical company responsible for the opioid crisis is currently awaiting a verdict in Oklahoma state court.

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Feds may claw back millions from Oklahoma’s opioid settlement

When states recover penalties in Medicaid fraud cases, it is common for them to reimburse federal agencies for their share. But Oklahoma doesn’t have the money.

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Johnson & Johnson profited from both sides of opioid crisis, says epidemic expert

The first case in a flood of civil litigation against opioid drug manufacturers is in its third week. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s suit alleges Johnson & Johnson, the nation’s largest drugmaker, helped ignite a public health crisis that has killed thousands of state residents.

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‘Precedent setting’ opioid trial to begin in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s suit alleges Johnson and Johnson and Teva pharmaceuticals helped ignite a public health crisis that has killed thousands of state residents.

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Medicaid expansion supporters urge Oklahoma lawmakers to act

Oklahoma has the second highest uninsured rate in the country and some of the poorest health outcomes.

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