Thursday, January 06, 2011
Glaxo In Denial At "Hell Cidra" Whistleblower Allegations.
Never one to refute claims, GlaxoSmithKline have crawled from underneath their stone and rejected claims recently aired by ex -GSK employee, Cheryl Eckard.
Eckard's role at GSK [before she was canned] was to oversee the quality assurance at various GSK operational plants. One such plant was, the now infamous, Cidra plant in Puerto Rico.
Eckard aired her views on the flagship US current affairs programme, '60 Minutes' and was highly critical of Glaxo execs and their handling of her concerns regarding the plant.
"All the systems were broken, the facility was broken, the equipment was broken, the processes were broken. It was the worst thing I had run across in my in my career." Eckard told 60 Minutes [VIDEO AT FOOT OF THIS POST]
You can also listen to a phone conversation with Eckard and an unnamed GSK head HERE
In typical fashion, a Glaxo spokesperson said:
"GSK strongly disagrees with 60 Minutes’ implication that patients suffered harm as a result of the Cidra issues. The FDA, the US Department of Justice, and Neil Getnick, Cheryl Eckard’s attorney, all stated there was no indication that patients were harmed as a result of the production issues at Cidra."
I find it odd that they have just bothered to answer the one allegation here when the 60 Minutes segment revealed far more.
On the subject of Cheryl Eckard losing her job because she blew the whistle on the state of the Cidra plant, the spokesperson added, "...the company strongly rejects any claim of retaliation for whistle-blowing."
Here's the 60 Minute episode that prompted GSK to bite back.
GlaxoSmithKline - Filthy, Disgusting, Abhorrent...and that's Just the Plant! Read the Charges!
Glaxo Whistleblower - Complained to Glaxo and was Fired!
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