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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 - June 18, 2013

Posted  06/18/13
More evidence of meat-diabetes link – An analysis of several studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal provides further support for a direct link between red-meat consumption and the development of Type 2 diabetes.  WSJ Supreme Court rules against drug makers on pay-for-delay arrangements – It is a common tactic by brand name drug manufactures to...

Edward Snowden Went Straight to the Press, but Here’s What He Should Have Done Instead (Business Insider Interview with Gordon Schnell)

Posted  06/14/13
There has been a media circus surrounding the escapades of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who recently leaked classified information on the government’s massive surveillance of our phone and email communications.  Some view him as a hero for exposing what many see as an indefensible intrusion into our privacy.  Others view him as a traitor for threatening to undermine a major bulwark in this country’s war...

Whistleblower News from the Inside - June 12, 2013

Posted  06/12/13
How to deal with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden -- Constantine Cannon partner Gordon Schnell is quoted in this article in The Hill on the legal ramifications of this latest intelligence leak and the government’s legal options for dealing with this hero to some, traitor to others.  The Hill Keeping a watchful eye on our factory farms -- Constantine Cannon partner Gordon Schnell is quoted in this article from...

Whistleblower News From The Inside - June 6, 2013

Posted  06/6/13
Sounding the alarm on diabetes drugs – They treat hundreds of thousands of people a year, but according to one highly regarded physician, Type 2 diabetes drugs, like Merck’s blockbuster Januvia, may significantly increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.  NYT FDA insider clashes with bosses over safety of popular blood pressure drugs – Millions of people take these drugs daily but there is disagreement within...

Better Protection for Soldiers Who Blow the Whistle on Military Sexual Abuse

Posted  06/3/13
By Gordon Schnell and Marlene Koury We have the finest military establishment in the world.  But when it comes to protecting our troops from sexual abuse, apparently we have a very long way to go.  That was the finding of a recently released Pentagon report on the level of sexual harassment and assault in the military.  It estimated that last year more than 26,000 military service members experienced some form...

Blowing the Whistle on Clergy Sex Abuse

Posted  05/24/13
By Gordon Schnell They are the Catholic Whistleblowers.  At least that is the name this small, but growing band of renegade priests and nuns are calling themselves.  They even have a formal website, beseeching "whistleblowers, supporters, and everyone who cares about transparency and honesty in the Catholic Church" to join them in their recently launched crusade.  Their objective is plain and simple.  Support...

Breaking Further into the Black Box of Hospital Pricing

Posted  05/15/13
By Gordon Schnell It was only a few months ago that a groundbreaking study out of the University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine empirically demonstrated what we pretty much already know about hospital pricing.  That it is subject to a complete lack of transparency and a total disconnect from the regular forces of supply and demand.  The study surveyed 120 hospitals across the country on their pricing for a...

Ag-Gag Laws Seek to Place Factory Farms Off-Limits to Whistleblowers

Posted  05/10/13
By Gordon Schnell (published in The Hill) It really has become the age of the whistleblower.  Perhaps it was the 9/11 wakeup call that we live in a more dangerous world.  Maybe we no longer trust the government to look out for us the way we think it should.  Or maybe it is simply about corporate plunder and the ever-widening gulf between the haves and have-nots.  Whatever it is, a new mindset pervades -- where...

Gaming the System of College Rankings

Posted  05/8/13
By Gordon Schnell It is that time of year again when hundreds of thousands of high school seniors across the country are deep in deliberation as to where they will go to college.  For many of these students (and their parents), weighing heavily into their ultimate decision is where these colleges stand in the still highly influential U.S. News and World Report rankings of best colleges.  While routinely the...

More Doctors Speak Out on the High Cost of Cancer Drugs

Posted  05/3/13
By Gordon Schnell It is becoming a more common occurrence these days.  Doctors taking a strong and very public stand against what they perceive to be out-of-control pricing for cancer drugs.  A few months ago, it was the famed Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center refusing to use for its patients a new drug called Zaltrap for treating advanced colorectal cancer.  Now, it is a global gathering of prominent...
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