CDC director resigns because of conflicts over financial interests

January 31, 2018
by Lena Sun
Washington Post

“CDC is on the front lines of the worst outbreak of flu in nearly a decade,” noted John Auerbach, president and chief executive of Trust for America's Health and a former CDC official. In addition, CDC personnel are still involved in hurricane recovery efforts in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. And theirs is the lead agency working with hospitals and doctors nationwide to guarantee that opioids are appropriately prescribed and that opioid-related deaths are accurately recorded, he said.

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