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Trump’s Vaccine Chief Has Vast Ties to Drug Industry, Posing Possible Conflicts

The chief scientist brought on to lead the Trump administration’s vaccine efforts has spent the last several days trying to disentangle pieces of his stock portfolio and his intricate ties to big pharmaceutical interests, as critics point to the potential for significant conflicts of interest. The scientist, Moncef Slaoui, is a venture capitalist and a… Read More »

Senators’ scathing letter to Juul demands answers about tactics targeting youth, ties to Big Tobacco

They are requesting data, plans and other information from Juul related to its popularity among youth and its relationship with tobacco giant Altria, which invested nearly $ 13 billion in the company late last year. The Altria deal signaled that Juul is “more interested in padding its profit margins than protecting our nation’s children,” says… Read More »