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Whistleblower Insider is written by the Constantine Cannon law firm team of experienced qui tam and whistleblower lawyers. It is updated regularly to provide the latest whistleblower and fraud news and developments.

Whistleblower News from the Inside - July 23, 2013

Posted  07/23/13
Audit Reveals Serious Problems at GlaxoSmithKline Research Outpost in China – A confidential 2011 audit of the British pharmaceutical giant's drug development center in China has come to light, revealing troubling practices including failing to report the results of animal studies before beginning human trials for certain drugs and payments to hospitals and clinics contracted to run trials that could be...

The Simmering Storm Over America’s Secret Surveillance Court

Posted  07/17/13
By Gordon Schnell Among the many revelations emanating from the saga of Edward Snowden, America's most notorious whistleblower, is that a secret court with virtually no oversight is making our national security decisions on government surveillance.  It is the so-called FISA court that Congress established in 1978 under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  It was designed to rein in what many considered to...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - July 15, 2013

Posted  07/15/13
American sprinting champion Tyson Gay and other Olympians fail drug test – Adding to the growing list of fallen sports heroes, three sprinting superstars including Gay, and Jamaica’s Asafa Powell and Sheron Simpson all tested positive for banned substances.  Sports Illustrated Obama’s remarks on military sexual assaults makes prosecutions more difficult – The President was trying to send a strong message...

Beware of Internet Pharmacies

Posted  07/11/13
By Gordon Schnell If they seem like they are too good to be true, they most likely are.  That was the central message coming out of the latest FDA sweep of Internet pharmacies.  It resulted in the shuttering of 1,677 pharmacy websites for selling counterfeit, substandard or unsafe drugs.  Thousands more received regulatory warnings.  It was all part of the FDA's ongoing global crusade -- in partnership with...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - July 9, 2013

Posted  07/9/13
European retailers agree to monitor and improve conditions at Bangladeshi garment factories – In an effort to prevent a repeat of the recent fire that killed more than a hundred workers at a Bangladeshi clothing factory, dozens of European apparel companies have stepped up to take responsibility and immediate action when serious safety problems arise.  NYT BP cries foul over payouts for Deepwater Horizon disaster...

Supreme Court Further Limits Liability of Generics for Faulty Drugs

Posted  07/3/13
By Gordon Schnell In what is being hailed as a major victory for generic drug makers (but not necessarily for consumers), the Supreme Court ruled last week that these companies cannot be held liable for defects in the design of their products.  The decision follows from the Court's 2011 ruling that similarly shielded the generics from liability for inadequate safety warnings on their drug labels.  Taken together,...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - July 2, 2013

Posted  07/2/13
Largest corporations getting off easy on U.S. taxes – According to a study just released by the Government Accountability Office, the biggest, most profitable American companies are using loopholes to enjoy a 12.6 percent tax rate, far below the 35 percent rate they are supposed to pay.  CNN New federal rules to bar selling junk foods and drinks in schools – The U.S. Agricultural Department, as required by the...

Preventing the Next Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden

Posted  06/28/13
By Gordon Schnell and Marlene Koury (Published in Roll Call) There has been a media circus surrounding the escapades of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, the most notorious whistleblowers of our time.  But what is largely missing from the conversation of whether they are heroes or traitors is what the government should be doing to prevent the next national security whistleblower from leaking classified...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - June 25, 2013

Posted  06/25/13
Supreme Court blocks suits against generic drug makers for faulty drugs - In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that generic manufacturers are not liable for injuries caused by their drugs because they are simply versions of FDA-approved brand-name drugs. LA Times Former NSA whistleblower claims even Obama was subject of government wiretap -- Former intelligence analyst and whistleblower Russ Tice claims that...

The Great American Charity Scam

Posted  06/21/13
By Gordon Schnell You may think you are donating to the worthiest of causes.  What you may not realize, however, is that the bulk of your largesse may never actually reach the intended beneficiaries of your selected charity.  Instead, for thousands of seemingly upstanding charities across the country, most of your contribution is apparently lining the pockets of those maddening telemarketers who have turned...
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