Over the past weeks on the campaign trail, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s health has been put into question. Some health experts claimed that the former Secretary of State is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
As previously reported by Morning News USA, 68-year-old Clinton fainted in the middle of the 9/11 memorial service on Sunday and was later taken into a van. Her doctors later said in a statement that she had pneumonia, fueling speculations about her deteriorating health condition.
Secret Advanced Medical Facility
Martin Shkreli, former pharmaceutical executive, has gotten attention after live-streaming for at least two hours Clinton’s visit to her daughter’s Madison Square Park apartment Sunday.
Shkreli, who was fired from his own company for fraud charges, claimed that Chelsea Clinton’s apartment is actually an advanced medical facility. Outside the apartment, Shkreli shouted to Clinton, “Why are you so sick?” the NY Daily News reported.
“Like I said, Chelsea Clinton does not live in that apartment. That apartment is an advanced medical facility. I saw her coming out. No one saw her going in obviously. She was presumably in some kind of stretcher…Nobody saw that. That’s my imagination at work,” Shkreli, who lives nearby, was quoted as saying by the NY Daily News.
Clinton Researched on Provigil
But Shkreli later told the NY Daily News that he lied about Chelsea’s apartment being an advanced medical facility for the frail Clinton.
Meanwhile, a leaked e-mail conversation between Clinton and State Department staffer Jake Sullivan revealed that the former asked the latter to do a research on the side effects of an FDA-regulated drug Provigil, a medicine for narcolepsy and off-label med for Parkinson’s Disease.
According to the document released by WikiLeaks, the correspondence between Clinton and Sullivan happened on October 25, 2011 when Sullivan provided Clinton relevant information about the medicine, including the one who developed it.
“Provigil is used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy or shift work sleep disorder (sleepiness during scheduled waking hours among people who work at night or on rotating shifts). It is also often prescribed to treat excessive sleepiness in patients with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, it has also gained a following among students, truckers, and others who want to stay awake for extended periods of time,” Sullivan wrote to Clinton.