Update – Action Alert: Protect the FDA Whistleblowers!

The National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) has issued an appeal to end the harassment of health and safety whistleblowers. As we wrote last week, whistleblowers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have suffered secret surveillance, harassment, and dismissal after informing Congress that the FDA was approving risky medical devices that could lead to cancer and … Continue reading

Notes on a Scandal: Blowing the Whistle on the FDA

A short while ago, we blogged about a 2006 report in which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Science Board concluded that, among other things, “The FDA cannot fulfill its mission because its scientific base has eroded and its scientific organizational structure is weak.”  The report further stated that the FDA’s “scientific workforce does not … Continue reading

Judicial Watch Special Report on Gardasil: How Safe And Effective Is It?

A few years ago, Judicial Watch, a non-partisan educational foundation dedicated to transparency and accountability in government, published a review of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) records relating to Gardasil, the HPV vaccine marketed by Merck, that it had requested under the Freedom of Information Act. Although it was published in 2008, this Special Report … Continue reading

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Ellsberg Says Government Has ORDERED the Media Not to Cover 9/11(Article)

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Ellsberg Says Government Has ORDERED the Media Not to Cover 9/11(Article) via Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Ellsberg Says Government Has ORDERED the Media Not to Cover 9/11(Article). Is this another example of government censorship of news that would derail government programs, like Kathleen Sebelius’ order that mainstream media not give equal time to … Continue reading

Whistleblower Protection Fails to Protect Scientists who Conduct Science in the Pulic Interest in Canada – How does U.S. Fare?

Whistleblower protection fails with Public Service Labour Relations Board decision | National Union of Public and General Employees. Canadian scientists who raised concerns with safety of Monsanto’s rBGH were fired and not reinstated after a seven year legal battle. How does the U.S. treat whistleblowers who come forward with information of government or corporate wrongdoing … Continue reading

Ex-Pharma Rep’s Story Holds Lessons For Vaccine Safety Movement

Gwen Olsen used to be a pharmaceutical sales rep. Now, she is a mental health activist, writer, and public speaker campaigning against the very basis of her former job: the over-medication of today’s society, particularly children and teens. The foundation of Olsen’s argument is that pharmaceutical companies are motivated not by altruism, but by profits … Continue reading

4 in U.S. Now Linked to German E. Coli Outbreak – FoxNews.com

4 in U.S. Now Linked to German E. Coli Outbreak – FoxNews.com. Could land application of toxic and contaminated sewage sludge used as fertilizer be to blame for this widespread outbreak? Read about efforts of one US scientist who has fought to protect citizens from eating food grown in contaminated soils. http://www.whistleblowers.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=74