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Whistleblower settles wrongful termination case with Caddo Parish DA’s office

SHREVEPORT, La. – An investigator for the Caddo Parish, La., District Attorney’s Office who claimed he was fired in retaliation for reporting the D.A. office’s unorthodox purchase of several automatic weapons has settled a wrongful termination lawsuit for $447,000. According to the Shreveport Times, former Caddo District Attorney chief investigator Don Ashley said he grew concerned as District Attorney Charles Scott and assistant prosecutors began engaging in unusual “police-like behavior, including outfitting their vehicles with lights and sirens, making traffic stops, and wearing SWAT-type clothing during work hours.” This militant activity, which Mr. Ashley said began in 2009, eventually led ... Read More

U.S., FDA sue Louisiana company for making and selling unapproved prescription drugs

A Shreveport, La., pharmaceutical company has been manufacturing and distributing unapproved and misbranded drug products for several years, even though U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors discovered unlawful business practices within the company 13 years ago. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Sage Pharmaceuticals Inc. has ignored numerous FDA warnings to bring its drug and wound-treatment products into compliance with U.S. regulations. The U.S. government first obtained an injunction against the company in 2000, banning it from making and selling two new drugs that were never approved by the FDA. Since that time, however, FDA inspectors found that Sage ... Read More