Pentagon advisor's biotech firm reaps millions for anthrax drug

Los Angeles Times: Anthrax Drug Brings $334 Million To Pentagon Advisor's Biotech Firm
Over the last decade, former Navy Secretary Richard J. Danzig, a prominent lawyer, presidential advisor and biowarfare consultant to the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security, has urged the government to counter what he called a major threat to national security. Terrorists, he warned, could easily engineer a devastating killer germ: a form of anthrax resistant to common antibiotics. … Danzig did this while serving as a director of a biotech startup that won $334 million in federal contracts to supply just such a drug, a Los Angeles Times investigation found (Willman, 5/19).


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