Saturday, October 30, 2010

Woman whistleblower receives $96 million

Kudos to the woman whistleblower who tried to solve the problem and play by the Glaxo-Smith-Kline company rules only to be fired.

That's when she blew the whistle and called the FDA and found a whistleblower law firm.

According to the news article, she was sent to Puerto Rico with a team of 100 quality experts in August of 2002 to repair problems that had been cited in a FDA warning letter the month before.

While there she found that the quality control at the plant was in sad shape. Contaminated water, cross contamination between products due to the air system, overcrowded warehouse and the inability to ensure sterility. She also discovered that many times pills of different strengths ended up in the same bottle.

Because of this woman fortitude,the wronged former quality manager will receive $96 million for her ethical whistleblowing persistence.

And Glaxo-Smith-Kline is the same company that doesn't want you to get your drugs from Canada or other places because of quality control.

1 comment:

Danny Haszard said...

Glaxo whistle-blower gets $96 million.

The deal with Zyprexa is that Eli Lilly pleaded guilty to criminal wrongs ("viva Zyprexa" campaign) the Zyprexa saga was rotten through and through.
Eight Lilly EMPLOYEES got millions each as supposed informant 'whistle blowers'.Lawyers on BOTH sides got millions and millions......most patient claimants who got sick are 'mentally challenged' and less able to advocate for themselves.
The Class action Lawsuits in the US had payouts of $85,000 BUT the lawyers got 45 percent and then the govt got most of the rest for having to take care of the victim/patients medical expenses.Soooo,,,,$85K turned into about $9,000 for Zyprexa claimants many had their food stamps and other state benefits taken away because of their *windfall profit* making them worse off in the end.
Daniel Haszard Zyprexa victim activist and patient who got diabetes from it.