Sen. Lee raises concerns regarding Pfizer’s practices

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) led a letter addressed to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Robert Califf, and the Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Lawrence Tabak, expressing grave concerns regarding a recent video in which Pfizer employee Dr. Jordon Triston Walker made alarming claims about the company’s research practices and interactions with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The letter calls attention to claims Dr. Walker made suggesting Pfizer is considering conducting “directed evolution” research to improve its COVID-19 vaccine in addition to his troublesome depiction of the relationship between major pharmaceutical companies and the FDA.