Wanton Misconduct:A biotech whistleblower's ten year struggle against one of the world's largest corporations.

by jeeg 7. October 2013 18:24
This is the story of a whistleblower: me. I was working as a molecular biologist at a Pfizer laboratory. After I raised concerns about worker safety at the lab, I was told to stop documenting the problems I saw; when I continued to raise concerns, another employee was assigned to work on a ... [More]

Appeals court backs scientist in Pfizer retaliation case

by jeeg 17. December 2012 18:17
Pfizer Inc. whistleblower Becky McClain’s legal battle to draw public attention to worker-safety issues came to an end Friday as an appeals court refused to overturn a $2.3 million verdict in favor of the former Groton-based scientist.   Pfizer said it is “evaluating its opt... [More]

Pfizer appeal of award to OSHA whistleblower Becky McClain starts today

by jeeg 26. October 2012 23:34
P Pfizer Inc.'s appeal of a Hartford jury's decision to award a former company scientist $1.37 million in a whistleblower case will be heard today by a three-judge panel at the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan. Becky McClain, a longtime molecular biologist at Pfizer's Groton l... [More]

The Plague In Chicago-Unanswered Questions

by jeeg 15. September 2010 00:09
One year ago on September 13, 2009 at the University of Chicago, Professor Malcolm Casadaban who had been working under a US government research on Bio-terrorism and Prevention Grant passed away. The story of his death and the reasons behind his death are still a mystery despite... [More]

CRG ISSUES NEW REPORT: WORKER SAFETY IN BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES

by jeeg 8. September 2010 23:58
Why would Pfizer, the world’s largest drug company, so mistreat and silence one of their top molecular biologists that a federal jury in Connecticut recently awarded her $1.37 million in damages? The answer promises to tear open the curtain covering hazards confronting tens of thousand... [More]

Workers Gather to Urge New OSHA Protections

by jeeg 2. June 2010 21:52
Advocates for workers' rights, including former Pfizer Inc. scientist Becky McClain, gathered Tuesday to share stories about lax workplace safety and push passage of a new federal law to strengthen civil and criminal penalties for violating workplace regulations. "When workers die on the job,... [More]
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