Royalty Payment Stream Hidden
5-9-22, * -- Last year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Anthony Fauci’s employer – doled out $30 billion in government grants to roughly 56,000 recipients. In our [OPENTHEBOOKS SUBSTACK (OTB)] investigation, we found hundreds of millions of dollars in payments also flow the other way; royalty payments from third-party payers (pharmaceutical companies) back to the NIH and individual NIH scientists. We estimate that between fiscal years 2010 and 2020, more than $350 million in royalties were paid by third-parties to the agency and NIH scientists – who are credited as co-inventors.
As those payments enrich the agency and its scientists, each and every royalty payment could be a potential conflict of interest and needs disclosure.
Recently, NIH was forced to disclose over 22,100 royalty payments totaling nearly $134 million paid to the agency and nearly 1,700 NIH scientists. These payments occurred during the most recently available period (September 2009 – September 2014). The production of this information is the result of our OTB federal lawsuit vs. NIH that admits to holding 3,000 pages of line-by-line royalties since 2009. So far, they’ve produced only 1,200 pages. The next 1,800 pages of production will cover the period 2015-2020. [..]
OTB found agency leadership and top scientists at NIH receiving royalty payments. Well-known scientists receiving payments during the period included: Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the highest-paid federal bureaucrat, received 23 royalty payments. (Fauci’s 2021 taxpayer-funded salary: $456,028). Although we know the number of payments to each scientist, we still don’t know the amount that was paid – because the dollar figure was deleted (redacted) from the disclosures. [..]
Rather than relentless redactions and prolonged court battles, it’s past time for the USA government to require - by law - the disclosure of royalty payments to govt employees. And paid participants and medical ‘experts’ who are paid by the producers of the vaccines they recommend - should not be pushing their “wares.” To say the least – it’s a conflict of interest.
Note: We reached out to NIH for comment receiving no response.
*Excerpted and adapted full original report from Adam Andrzejewski, OPENTHEBOOKS.COM here https://openthebooks.substack.com/p/faucis-royalties-and-the-350-million?utm_source=%2Fprofile%2F24758236-adam-andrzejewski&utm_medium=reader2&s=r
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