Dr. G. Umberto Meduri is a brilliant and prolific research scientist and physician who is recognized by his peers as the go-to global expert on the study and use of corticosteroids in respiratory illnesses.

But what happened to him in 2001 and 2002 and the research program he directed at the University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center (UTHSC) may have cost hundreds of thousands of people their lives between 2002 and 2020; and millions more during COVID-19 in 2020.

This is a shocking story that reveals the underbelly of a system that is irretrievably broken. An immense cache of archived, documentary evidence chronicles the nefarious actions in Memphis over two decades ago.

The participants included members of the staff and administration of UTHSC, an investigator for pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, the New England Journal of Medicine, and official regulatory and public health agencies. They successfully shut down Dr. Meduri’s Memphis Lung Research Program (MLRP) in 2002, just when the corticosteroid study in progress showed a 50% reduction in mortality in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).

In the end, their actions may have led to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide losing their lives to ARDS between 2002-2020; and millions more who could have been helped during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Bret Weinstein, host of The DarkHorse Podcast, broke this story yesterday —detailing for the first time the worldwide catastrophic and unnecessary loss of human life that took place as a result of the destruction of Dr. Meduri’s Memphis Lung Research Program in 2002.

Dr. Paul Marik joins Dr. Meduri, both co-founders of the FLCCC, on the podcast.

Dr. G. Umberto Meduri, Dr. Bret Weinstein, and Dr. Paul Marik on The DarkHorse Podcast.


The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Credentials and Certification Committee has recommended that FLCCC co-founders, Paul Marik, MD and Pierre Kory, MD, MPA should have their ABIM certifications revoked for spreading what the committee considers “false or inaccurate medical information.”