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Whistleblowers to get cut of record fines in health care fraud case
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will pay a combined total of $3 billion in civil and criminal fines and plead guilty to pushing two of its popular drugs for unapproved purposes and withholding important safety information about a third drug from U.S. regulators.
Injured Pfizer worker blows whistle on unpoliced biotech hazards
Becky McClain was a molecular biologist working for Pfizer Inc. when she was allegedly injured on the job after being exposed to a highly secretive virus in the company’s Groton, Connecticut, laboratories. McClain filed a number of complaints with Pfizer
Study links SSRI use to dangerous pregnancy complication
Recent studies have shown that some types of antidepressants increase the risk for birth defects when mothers take them while pregnant. But new studies suggest that the medication may also cause problems with the pregnancy itself.
Johnson & Johnson sold unapproved transvaginal mesh for years, report claims
Johnson & Johnson sold its Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh for three years without obtaining approval for the product, according to a March 21 report by Bloomberg. The Prolift mesh, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) eventually approved for
Consumer Reports warns of FDA’s fast-track medical device approval process
In an email blast to one million subscribers, Consumer Reports President Jim Guest wrote that medical devices that receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval through its fast-track process have created a “nightmare scenario” for public safety. The fast-track