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The Food and Drug Administration secretly monitored the private emails of staff doctors and scientists who alleged the agency was approving medical devices that posed a danger to patients, according to federal court documents.
In a lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court in Washington, six current and former FDA employees also claim the agency sought to repress warnings about potential corruption in device reviews by retaliating against whistleblowers who passed information to Congress
We are asking for your immediate intervention. We are confident that you will follow
throughon your promises to protect "government employees committed to public integrity
and willing to speak out" because you have stated that "such acts of courage and patriotism
which can sometimes save lives and often save taxdollars should be encouraged rather
than stifled" in order to "empower federal employees as watchdogs and partners in performance"
This is the change that America so desperatly seeks and has rightfully brought you to power
The Honorable Barack H. Obama
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President:
We, physicians and scientists of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), wrote to
Mr. Podesta and Members of Congress in a letter dated January 7, 2009.1 We informed
Mr. Podesta that FDA is fundamentally broken and that there is an atmosphere at FDA in
which the honest employee fears the dishonest employee and where honest employees
committed to integrity and the FDA mission cannot act without fear of reprisaL. We
recommended that you remove and hold accountable all managers who have ordered,
participated in, fostered or tolerated the well-documented corruption, wrongdoing and
retaliation at the Agency. s3.documentcloud.org...
After FDA employees aired their concerns to the incoming Obama administration in January 2009, the agency began intercepting the emails they sent to congressional staff via government computers, using private Google and Yahoo email accounts, the documents allege.
The FDA also used spyware to capture electronic snapshots of staff computer screens, which the lawsuit says allowed the agency to obtain privately stored whistleblower reports and identify others involved in whistleblower activities.
Selected e-mails and memos were compiled by Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto, the law firm representing the whistleblowers, on behalf of the National Whistleblower Center as part of the lawsuit. www.washingtonpost.com...
Originally posted by AzureSky
Good for these doctors!
Originally posted by AzureSky
This is just the beginning folks! This is going to be a good year for the TRUTH
This is the TRUTH
There will be more truth to be revealed as the year progresses. some people don't believe in the 2012 phenomena, but there is something that rings true
We are in for great changes, The status quo will no longer be. We will finally break the shackles of slavery that have kept our species from prospering on the highest levels. No more oligarchy!
I sure hope anyways, Good for these doctors! This should have a ripple effect, it will make more people come out and say stuff, things have a tendency to unravel in such a way.
Originally posted by DragonTattooz
Just to be sure...this is the same government pushing all of this "see something, say something" Nazi garbage, correct?
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Some who might be neighbours even, friends from high school now under medication, family etc.....
Originally posted by burntheships
Thats another really important aspect of this tyranny. Why would The President igonore
the appeals of honest workers who are attempting to help people get the right medical care?
Originally posted by marg6043
Profits first, humanity last.