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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

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 […]

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...

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

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

CDC Director Resigns Amid Tobacco Stock Scandal

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald resigned this morning amid a tobacco stock purchase scandal that was revealed yesterday by Politico. "This morning Secretary Azar accepted Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald’s resignation,” HHS says in emailed release. Show More Summary

CDC Head Resigns Over Purchase Of Tobacco Stocks

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

CNBC is reporting that CDC head Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigned this morning. Yesterday multiple outlets reported that she purchased stock in a global Big Tobacco company after Trump appointed her to the post. After assuming the CDC leadership...Show More Summary

CDC director urges flu vaccinations as pediatric deaths mount

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Of the 30 U.S. children who have died from the flu so far this season, some 85 percent had not been vaccinated, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who urged Americans to get flu shots amid one of the most severe flu seasons in years.

New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight

7 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said she would consider taking money from Coke for C.D.C. programs despite the agency’s having cut ties with the company in the past.

Mea culpa! Orac praised the new CDC director for her pro-vaccine views, but missed the quackery in her past.

When HHS Secretary Dr. Tom Price announced that Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald would be the new CDC Director, he breathed a sigh of relief because in her previous job as Georgia Commissioner of Public Health she was suitably pro-vaccine and pro-science. He should have looked a bit closer and gone a few years further back.

Georgia’s public health chief now heads up CDC and ATSDR

Georgia’s Public Health Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has been named by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price as the 17th director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Show More Summary

Brenda Fitzgerald named new CDC director

Georgia’s public health commissioner, Brenda Fitzgerald, will succeed Dr. Tom Frieden as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading ? The post Brenda Fitzgerald named new CDC director appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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