To broaden its market access in China, Pfizer Inc. partnered with a military-linked Chinese pharmaceutical firm, The National Pulse can reveal. Pfizer signed a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. in April of 2011, which set up “for the companies to jointly pursue potential business opportunities in China.” “The potential partnership is intended to leverage both companies’ strengths,” explained a company press release, adding the deal would be “matching Pfizer’s global capabilities in developing innovative medicines with Shanghai Pharmaceutical’s capabilities and reach in the China market.” “The companies plan to explore future cooperation opportunities, including further distribution and
The National Institutes of Health spent over $2.3 million on studies that injected puppies with cocaine. The experiment, revealed through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the White Coat Waste Project, follows previously unearthed studies funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Director Anthony Fauci that “debarked” beagle puppies. Seven six-month-old Beagle puppies were forced to wear a drug-injecting jacket that allowed them to be dosed with cocaine again and again and again for months, along with an ‘experimental compound,’ to see how the two drugs interacted. The year-long experiment, which began in September 2020,
A researcher receiving National Institutes of Health grants while failing to disclose Chinese Communist Party ties has been sentenced to 37 months in prison and fines worth millions. Zheng Songguo, a former professor at Ohio State University (OSU), pleaded guilty to lying on his National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications, allowing him to receive $4.1 million in research grants to develop the fields of rheumatology and immunology for China. He was arrested while attempting to flee the U.S. last May. Zheng was sentenced to 37 months in prison along with paying $3.4 million in restitution to the NIH and about
A Chinese scientist working in an American lab is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to disclose Chinese Communist Party ties in applications for U.S. federal grants. “A Chinese scientist who until recently worked for The Jackson Laboratory in Farmington, Connecticut, is being investigated by the FBI for allegedly failing to disclose financial affiliations with Chinese research institutions in applications for grant funding from the U.S. government,” Yahoo summarizes. The researcher in question, Yijun Ruan, was listed as the primary investigator on 17 Jackson Lab research projects that received over $15 million from the National Institutes
Deep in the lush mountain valleys of southern China lies the entrance to a mine shaft that once harbored bats with the closest known relative of the COVID-19 virus. The area is of intense scientific interest because it may hold clues to the origins of the coronavirus that has killed more than 1.7 million people worldwide. Yet for scientists and journalists, it has become a black hole of no information because of political sensitivity and secrecy. A bat research team visiting recently managed to take samples but had them confiscated, two people familiar with the matter said. Specialists in coronaviruses
An Ohio-based researcher pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal “trade secrets concerning the research, identification, and treatment of a range of pediatric medical conditions.” The man, Yu Zhou, also pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud. The research stolen by Zhou centered on “scientific trade secrets related to exosomes and exosome isolation” from Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Research Institute. Zhou worked alongside the hospital with his wife, Li Chen. According to the Department of Justice: As part of their pleas, the couple has agreed to forfeit property or gains associated with their crimes. For Chen, this included approximately $1.4 million, 500,000
The Chinese Communist Party has threatened to take Americans residing in China hostage if the Trump administration pursues charges against a host of U.S.-based Chinese researchers involved in espionage, visa fraud, military collaboration, and more. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, Chinese Communist Party officials have warned their counterparts in the U.S. government that Americans could face being detained in retaliation. A form of “hostage diplomacy,” the threats come in response to at least five Chinese military-affiliated scholars visiting American institutions to conduct research under false pretenses. READ MORE HERE.