Fauci exposed – allegedly defended NIH culture of secrecy, $325M third-party royalty complex uncovered: Report
New documents that have come to light purportedly show then-NIH leaders Anthony Fauci and Lawrence Tabak may not have been truthful regarding third-party royalties paid before, during, and after the pandemic.
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The misleading statements were allegedly made during congressional hearings that included Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Mich.)
The revelations are being brought forth by OpenTheBooks, which accused Fauci of underhanded dealings, “Big-Pharma, Chinese and Russian companies, and nefarious characters from around the world all benefited by licensing tech developed at the National Institutes of Health and paid for by U.S. taxpayers.”
At the time, Tabak was the acting director of NIH and Fauci was the director of the National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. Both of them told Republicans they could not release the names of companies paying NIH third-party royalties.
However, a lawsuit filed by OpenTheBooks in connection to a Freedom of Information Act request forced the NIH to release the information.
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The documents show which companies paid NIH scientists $325 million in third-party royalties from 56,000 transactions between September 2009 and October 2020.
“In U.S. Senate hearings during 2022, Dr. Anthony Fauci refused to disclose the companies who licensed his ‘inventions’ and paid his third-party royalties. Finally, now, we know the companies paying him. They are listed below,” OpenTheBooks reported.
“Chinese government-owned pharmaceutical companies, controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), paid the National Institutes of Health (NIH) third-party royalties to license technologies developed on the U.S. taxpayer dime. One such company neighbors the Wuhan Institute of Virology, collaborates with the lab, and even paid a royalty to Douglas Lowy, a multiple-term acting director at the National Cancer Institute, a sub-institute of NIH,” the media outlet noted.
It wasn’t just the communist Chinese at play. The Russians and Big Pharma were also in the mix.
“Russian animal vaccine maker – which was allegedly a front for a Soviet bio-weapons lab – licensed inventions and paid royalties to NIH for tech developed with taxpayer dollars,” OpenTheBooks continued.
“In the summer of 2020, we were told to throw our medical license away…suddenly Dr. Fauci knew more than any of us did.”
– Senator Marshall
Fauci lied to us about his finances.
Fauci lied about gain-of-function research.
Fauci lied under oath.
Fauci must be held accountable. pic.twitter.com/CzejnZ9lo5
— Dr. Simone Gold (@drsimonegold) August 3, 2023
“Purdue Pharma – the makers of the highly addictive and frequently abused OxyContin (oxycodone) – licensed tech developed with public funds and paid royalties to NIH – even after the company pleaded guilty to federal crimes relating to opioids,” the outlet added.
“Long-serving former NIH director, Francis Collins, received third-party royalties on his inventions from four companies that themselves received nearly $50 million in federal contracts and grants since 2008,” OpenTheBooks revealed.
The National Institutes of Health handed out over $30 billion in government grants in 2022 to approximately 56,000 recipients.
In turn, $325 million in royalty payments were paid to NIH and 2,400 scientists from private companies, research outfits, non-profits, and academia.
Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel Admits They Paid Fauci’s NIH $400 Million in Royalties for a Product the Government Mandated
“Indeed we recently made before Christmas last year a $400 Million payment to the NIH for an old patent that they had developed not related to COVID but [was]… pic.twitter.com/TkkoLF9Tvf
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) March 22, 2023
OpenTheBooks is being represented by Tom Fitton’s Judicial Watch. When Tabak and Fauci were ordered to produce 3,000 pages of documents in 2022, they heavily redacted them. Therefore, a FOIA request was filed to force their hand.
“Until last week. That’s when NIH provided new production disclosing a partial two of the three formerly redacted items on all royalties paid since 2009: 1. The name of the third-party payor; and 2. The license number on the NIH invention,” OpenTheBooks stated.
“NIH still refuses to disclose the dollar amount paid to the individual scientist and will not disclose patent numbers either. We will exhaustively litigate what we consider to be NIH’s smoking cover-up gun of defiance toward informing the taxpayers whose agency it is,” the investigative outfit asserted.
Francis Collins, who was the director of NIH from 2009-2021 and served as President Biden’s COVD czar in 2022, making a salary of $300,000, received 21 royalty payments between 2010 and 2021 from the following entities, according to OpenTheBooks:
- Specialty Laboratories, Inc. (4 royalty payments) – provides biological testing services and was acquired by Quest Diagnostics in 2007. The company received $40.1 million on 403 contract payments from many U.S. agencies since 2008.
- ISIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc./Ionis Pharmaceuticals (4 royalty payments) – specializes in RNA-targeted therapeutics. Ionis changed its name from ISIS in 2015. The company received $2.2 million in federal contracts (including DARPA) since 2008.
- GeneDx, Inc. (12 royalty payments) – founded in 2000 by two NIH alumni involved in genetic research. The company received $5 million on 155 contract payments, mostly from NIH, since 2008.
- Progeria Research Foundation (1 royalty payment) – a nonprofit dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for the congenital disorder. The organization received $407,887 in federal grants since 2008.
And like I said……. Fauci used that money to bribe hospitals and universities in exchange for mandates of an experimental drug and masks. Yes, Fauci gets royalties from the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. He is laughing all the way to the bank.
— Tired of being politically correct (@USBornNRaised) July 10, 2023
Fauci received 37 royalty payments between 2010 and 2021. He was the highest-paid federal bureaucrat since 2019, making $480,654 a year. Here are the companies that reportedly paid him:
- Ancell Corporation (14 royalty payments) – produces immunology tolls intended for scientific research and payments spanned the years 2012 through 2016. License: +L-257-95/0
- Santa Cruz Biotechnology (15 royalty payments) – creates products for medical research, including antibodies and payments spanned a decade, years 2011 through 2021. Licenses: +L-012-07/0, +L-012-07/1, +L-012-07/2 (Overall—when ranked by number of royalties paid since 2009, Santa Cruz was #5 out of 2019 companies in the database.)
- Chiron Corporation (8 royalty payments) – focused on biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, and blood testing. Fauci’s royalties continued through March 2014 on License: +L-167-95/1.
BREAKING! Secret NIH database of royalties assigned to scientists is out. Dr. Fauci himself gets royalties from some 37 different patents/agreements (believe it or not, that’s on the low side – some have 500+). https://t.co/1OqZ0XlZaV pic.twitter.com/kF6s2U1dhL
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) August 9, 2023
Senator Rand Paul asked Fauci on June 16, 2022, “Can you tell me that you have not received a royalty from any entity that you ever oversaw the distribution of money in research grants?”
“You know, I don’t know as a fact, but I doubt it,” he answered.
It appears that Fauci was not telling the truth and the documents prove it.
Rand Paul is not done with him and has just filed criminal charges.
Dr. Fauci referred to top D.C. prosecutor for criminal charges, GOP demands perjury probe into his lie under oath that COVID did not come from the Wuhan lab pic.twitter.com/hzzmOG0ENs
— ALX (@alx) August 9, 2023
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