Rachel Maddow reports on the resignation of CDC chief Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald after conflicts surrounding her purchase of stocks was exposed by Politico,...
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's resignation earlier this week as head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides important lessons for potential appointees and their advisers.
Note: The Trump appointed CDC director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has resigned in part because her financial portfolio includes tobacco stocks. Tobacco science was used to stave off lawsuits regarding cancer deaths from smoking. Tobacco science has become its own phrase...
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned Wednesday following reports that she bought shares in a tobacco company, among other financial dealings that presented a conflict of interest. Show More Summary
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Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigned Wednesday as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention less than a day after a Politico report that she bought shares in a tobacco company after assuming office an apparent conflict of interest for the head of the country's public health agency.
President Donald Trump's top public health official resigned Wednesday amid mounting questions about financial conflicts of interest. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's resignation comes one day after POLITICO reported that one month into her tenure as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she bought shares in a tobacco company. Show More Summary
Fitzgerald purchased tobacco stock between $1,001 and $15,000, despite CDC's anti-smoking mission.
Tea Party hack and snake oil salesperson Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald will step down from the top spot at the CDC, the anti-vax, anti-choice, homophobic medloons of AAPS start polishing up their CVs. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, has resigned, according to multiple media reports. The news comes […]
Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bought tobacco stock after she took over the agency’s top job, according to documents obtained by Politico. Yes, the Trump administration’s top public health official bought shares in a tobacco company, despite the fact that her job is to reduce tobacco use. Show More Summary
Brenda Fitzgerald was Donald Trump's Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, charged with reducing smoking among Americans and doing work that directly affected the financial fortunes of tobacco companies when she bought a stake in Japan Tobacco. (more…)
CDC head Brenda Fitzgerald bought stock in a cigarette company after starting a job in which she’s supposed to fight smoking.
A spokesperson for newly confirmed Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar announced on Wednesday that the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, had resigned earlier in the morning. The HHS spokesperson said that Azar had accepted Fitzgerald’s resignation, who resigned “due to the nature of…financial interests” from […]
(Reuters) - Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has resigned her post as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over financial conflicts of interest, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesda...
The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Brenda Fitzgerald, resigned on Wednesday following a report that she purchased shares in a tobacco company one month into her role at the agency. “This morning Secretary Azar accepted Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald’s resignation as Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.…
Dr. Fitzgerald left the agency in the middle of a flu epidemic following a report in Politico that Ms. Fitzgerald traded in tobacco stocks.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has resigned from her job running the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after Politico broke a story that she had purchased tobacco stocks shortly after taking her job at the agency, which has a mission...Show More Summary
Brenda Fitzgerald had only led the nation's top public health agency since July.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief Brenda Fitzgerald has resigned because of investment issues, the government says. This article will be updated.
CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigned after a report said she traded Japan Tobacco while leading the agency. "Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete...Show More Summary