Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald stepped down a day after a news report that she bought tobacco stock after she assumed role running the nation's public health agency

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned from her position on Wednesday. The move comes one day after POLITICO reported Fitzgerald’s purchase of tobacco stock after she assumed the position of the nation’s public health agency. Such an investment is an obvious conflict with the mission of the CDC.

Source: CNN