Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigns amid tobacco
CNBC ---------- The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday on the heels of a bombshell report that she had purchased stock in a tobacco company shortly after taking her job, which oversees smoking-cessation programs. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, who is an ob-gyn, also had owned stock in other tobacco companies prior to assuming her post. A lengthy delay in Fitzgerald's divestment of her stock holdings, which included shares in health-care companies, was cited by the Trump administration Wednesday morning when it announced her resignation. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.