CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns over Financial Conflicts

Brenda Fitzgerald's resignation comes one day after POLITICO reported that she bought shares in tobacco, drug and food companies one month into her job as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. | Branden Camp/AP Photo
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigned Wednesday over financial conflicts of interest.

Politico reported Tuesday that Dr. Fitzgerald bought shares in tobacco as well as drug and food companies one month into the job.

The resignation came when Alex Azar became the new secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Tom Price resigned as HHS secretary after a series of reporters revealed expensive private flights billed to taxpayers.

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