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NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review

Posted in Whistleblowing Works
In a review posted today on the National Whistleblower Center website, the whistleblower protection advocacy group thanked it’s supporters and gave a report of the work it accomplished in 2014. The review thanks the members of the NWC’s Action Alert Network citing the actions taken by the members as resulting in several successful Action Alerts. The review listed major reports, … Continue Reading

National Whistleblowers Center’s Work Highlighted in The Washington Post’s Year-End Articles

Posted in Forensic Justice, Whistleblowing Works
The Washington Post has published year-end articles that highlight three ongoing projects of the National Whistleblower Center. In an article published on December 26, "Top 10 stories in the federal workforce in 2012", The Washington Post cited the scandal involving FDA electronic spying on its own scientists who blew the whistle on agency misconduct. The Post ranked the FDA electronic … Continue Reading

Whistleblowers Spur $1.5 Billion Off-Label Marketing Settlement

Posted in Pharmaceuticals, Whistleblowing Works
Whistleblowers have succeeded in a $1.5 billion off-label marketing case against Abbott Laboratories Inc., the Department of Justice announced today. Combined, the $700 million criminal fines and $800 million civil fines are the second largest government recovery from a drug company in history. The Department of Justice intervened after four whistleblowers filed suit against the company. These plaintiffs provided original … Continue Reading

DOJ Backs Ink Company Whistleblower

Posted in Whistleblowing Works
Last week the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit brought against an ink manufacturer for skirting the payment of import duties. The case against Toyo Ink is still in its early stages, but government intervention is a significant victory for the whistleblower, John Dickson. When employees are harassed or fired for reporting misconduct, fighting … Continue Reading