Sunday, January 9, 2011

Article about pharma whistleblower's experience

The New England Journal of Medicine published a fascinating article about the experiences of whistleblowers who blew the whistle against pharmaceutical companies. (The article is below.) The article confirms what relator counsel have always know: almost all such whistleblowers blow the whistle for safety reasons. For example, the article reveals that a large percentage of whistleblowers reported they finally stepped forward after "the autopsy reports" showed the deadly side effects of the off-label uses of FDA-approved drugs but the company refused to fix the problem.

Here is the article:

NE Engl J Med (May 2010)

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