MUST WATCH: Glaxo Whistleblower: ‘The Worst Thing I Ever Saw’

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Three months ago, GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay $750 million fine to settle disturbing charges concerning numerous production problems that took place several years ago at a now-shuttered facility in Cidra, Puerto Rico – contaminated meds, mislabeled packaging and incorrect dosages involving various prescription meds. The fine, which includes a $150 million criminal penalty, was the result of a whistleblower lawsuit brought by Cheryl Eckard, a former global quality assurance manager (you can read the lawsuit and other documents here).

Since the settlement was announced in October, Eckard largely maintained her silence, but last night, she appeared on 60 Minutes. Watch the clip and you will learn how she encountered execs who were indifferent to the problems. And you can listen to this phone call she made to Glaxo management, imploring them to take immediate steps to stop the bleeding, but to no avail.


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