**UPDATE June, 2022**
Five Republican senators have asked the NIH for a comprehensive accounting of every royalty payment by an outside source to an employee of the federal agency since 2009. Unfortunately, this need for transparency appears to be divided by party line, with democrats being remarkably silent. Don’t let politics divide us. Being honest and transparent when it comes to a federal agency, paid for by our tax dollars, that spearheads research and all the money connected with it, as well as is instrumental in public health emergencies and affecting the entire medical profession is a requirement despite political affiliation.
Each year, NIH awards tens of billions of dollars in the form of federal grants, and under 401.10 of the Patent and Trademark Law Amendments (Bayh–Dole) Act, federal agencies and employees may receive royalty payments for products and inventions when listed as an inventor or ‘co-inventor’ on a product’s patent.
In 2005, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) implemented a policy requiring its employees to disclose these royalty payments on the consent forms for clinical trial participants; however, the agency has taken no action to disclose such payments to the public at large,” the letter states. It shouldn’t take a lawsuit or FOIA request to obtain pivotal information on how our tax dollars are being spent. Source
It’s another example of the wolf guarding the hen house. Hopefully these past two years have demonstrated how important accountability from outside/independent sources is.
Fight for what is right.
May 10, 2022
$350M in Secret Payments Were Sent to Dr. Fauci Over a 10-year Span
By Roman Balmakov
According to a treasure trove of new documents recently uncovered by a nonprofit watchdog group, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins alongside other scientists at the NIH received an estimated $350 million worth of secret, undisclosed royalty payments.
Contrary to its disclaimer that “the CDC does not accept commercial support”, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) reported, in 2015, that “the CDC does receive millions of dollars in industry gifts and funding, both directly and indirectly.”
A petition filed in 2019 by several watchdog groups contends that the CDC’s assertion that it is free from influence peddling and has “no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products” are “indisputably false.”
The petition states the CDC, “knows the claims are false because it has procedures to address from whom and under what circumstances it accepts millions of dollars from contributors, including manufacturers of commercial products.”
This allegation is supported by multiple examples from the CDC’s own Active Program’s Report.
For instance, Pfizer Inc. contributed $3.435 million since 2016 to the CDC Foundation for a program on the prevention of Cryptococcal disease. Major sources of cash for the Foundation include:
- GAVI Alliance
- Bloomberg Philanthropies
- Fidelity Investments
- Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust
- Microsoft Corporation
- Imperial College London
- Johns Hopkins University
- Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
- Johnson & Johnson Foundation
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
“The NIH is a dark money pit.” ~ Sen. Marsha Blackburn
“Fauci and the NIH have repeatedly abused the trust of the American people.
“From lying about gain of function research to walking back claims about COVID-19, this latest allegation is just another nail in the coffin of the integrity of our public health system.
“Dr. Fauci should have been fired a long time ago, and that remains true today,” ~ Rep. Buddy Carter