Government Scientists Secretly Paid Off While Hiding Data, by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Even though only the who and not the how much or from whom has been revealed, the previously undisclosed royalty smack of at least conflicts-of-interest, and more probably, corruption. From Dr. Joseph Mercola at

government scientists secretly paid off

Story at-a-glance

  • According to government watchdog Open the Books, the National Institutes of Health and hundreds of individual scientists received an estimated $350 million in undisclosed royalties from third parties, primarily drug companies, in the decade between 2010 and 2020
  • Between 2010 and 2014, National Cancer Institute employees received nearly $113 million. The National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and its leadership received more than $9.3 million
  • Federal agencies are increasingly refusing to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests, thereby forcing legal action. This is an obnoxious waste of taxpayer money as, by law, they’re required to release the information
  • Forced FOIA disclosures have shown the NIH lied about not funding gain of function research in China, and allowed the EcoHealth Alliance — whom they’re supposed to regulate — to write its own reporting rules. NIH has also been caught redacting information under false pretenses

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