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Scandalized CDC chief joins long list of Trump departures

Rachel Maddow reports on the resignation of CDC chief Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald after conflicts surrounding her purchase of stocks was exposed by Politico,...

CDC Head's Resignation: Lessons From Lawyers for Appointees

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.       

CDC Director Smoked Out of Job

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...

CDC director resigns after reports of conflicts of interest

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

CDC Director Resigns After Report of Tobacco Stock Trade

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.       

CDC Director Steps Down After Tobacco Stock Scandal

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

Who Is Brenda Fitzgerald? CDC Director Resigns

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Fitzgerald purchased tobacco stock between $1,001 and $15,000, despite CDC's anti-smoking mission.

She should have stuck to peddling testosterone pellets

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 is out at the CDC after buying tobacco stock

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

CDC chief Brenda Fitzgerald quits after outed for buying into a tobacco company

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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…)

Official Leading Anti-Smoking Push Resigns After Buying Tobacco Stock

CDC head Brenda Fitzgerald bought stock in a cigarette company after starting a job in which she’s supposed to fight smoking.

CDC director resigns amid controversy over financial conflicts

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 […]

Director of CDC resigns over financial conflicts: officials

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(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...

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns After Report She Bought Tobacco Company Stock

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. Brenda Fitzgerald, C.D.C. Director, Resigns Over Tobacco and Other Investments

3 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Dr. Fitzgerald left the agency in the middle of a flu epidemic following a report in Politico that Ms. Fitzgerald traded in tobacco stocks.

CDC Chief Resigns After News She Bought Tobacco Stocks While Pushing Anti-Smoking Agenda

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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

CDC director resigns because of conflicts over financial interests

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Brenda Fitzgerald had only led the nation's top public health agency since July.

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigns

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief Brenda Fitzgerald has resigned because of investment issues, the government says. This article will be updated.

The head of the CDC resigns after report says she purchased shares of a tobacco company while in office

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

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