Who is Dr. Pan?He is an "industry insider" when it comes to the medical industry. He is a teaching faculty member at UC Davis Children's Hospital, and has served in many organizations that set medical policy and funding, such as the American Medical Association, the United Way, Sacramento First 5 Commission, Healthy Kids Healthy Future, Sacramento Health Improvement Project, and others.
Dr. Pan was also a supporter of AB499 which allows minor children as young as 12 year old to be vaccinated with the Gardasil vaccine without the knowledge or consent of their parents.
Merck is the manufacturer of the Gardasil vaccine, and in 2011 John Seiler of Cal Watchdog cross-matched the votes for AB 499 in the Legislature with Merck Corporate PAC Contributions in 2010 and came up with this list (which included Dr. Pan, then an assemblyman):
Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, $2,000 Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, $2,500 Elaine Alquist, D-San Jose, $1,000 Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa, $1,500 Juan Vargas, D-Chula Vista, $3,500 Alex Padilla, D-San Fernando Valley, $300 Curren Price, D-Los Angeles, $1,700 Roderick D. Wright, D-Inglewood, $1,500 Lois Wolk, D-Vacaville, $2,000 Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, $1,500
Ben Hueso, D-Chula Vista, $1,000 Bob Blumenfield, D-Van Nuys, $1,500 V. Manuel Perez, D-Indio, $1,500 Richard Pan, D-East Sacramento, $1,000 Bill Monning, D-Santa Cruz, $1,500 Felipe Fuentes, D-Arleta, $1,500 Holly J. Mitchell, D-Culver City, $2,500 Speaker John A. Perez, D-Los Angeles, $1,500 Ricardo Lara, D-South Gate, $1,000 Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward, $1,500 Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, $1,000 Nancy Skinner, D-Oakland, $2,500 Jose Solorio, D-Santa Ana, $1,500 Steven Bradford, D-Inglewood, $1,500 Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, $1,000
Total that Merck donated to legislators voting yea on AB 499: $39,500
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