Top US health official resigns in conflict of interest

Brenda Fitzgerald

Brenda Fitzgerald (R), seen here in a 2014 file picture with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (L), has resigned as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because of financial conflicts of interests GETTY / AFP / File /

The top US public health official resigned Wednesday due to financial conflicts of interest, a day after US media reported she bought tobacco stocks while heading the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A statement from the US Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that it had accepted the resignation of CDC director Brenda…

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