FACT CHECK: Did Pelosi Invest In Medication For Radiation Sickness?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invested in medication for radiation sickness amid rising international tensions.

 

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Verdict: False

There is no evidence that Pelosi invested in radiation sickness medication.

Fact Check:

Ukraine’s nuclear energy operator has stated that Russia was conducting “secret” work on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Euro News reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly ruled out the use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine during a conference with international foreign policy experts, stating there was “no need for that”

The Instagram post purports Pelosi invested in medication for radiation sickness as fears of potential nuclear weapon usage were growing. “BREAKING Nancy Pelosi purchases 10,000 shares of Amgen, manufacturer of NPlate, a drug used to treat radiation sickness,” the post reads. 

There is no evidence suggesting Pelosi made such a transaction. There is no record of any such investment on Capitol Trades, the website that tracks the investments of members of congress. Likewise, there are no credible news outlets that report Pelosi invested in or bought any products from Amgen. (RELATED: Does This Video Show Ted Cruz Saying He Has Documents That Would Implicate Adam Schiff?)

In recent days, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have purchased $290 million NPlate for emergency use, according to NBC News. The department said this was part of a “long-standing, ongoing effort by the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response to better prepare the U.S. for the potential health impacts of a wide range of threats to national security,” the outlet reported.

Check Your Fact has reached out to Pelosi’s office for comment. We will update this piece if a response is provided.

This is not the first time Pelosi has been the target of misinformation on social media. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that Pelosi’s husband was convicted of molesting a child.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter

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