The 60 Minutes interview with GSK whistleblower Cheryl Eckard is now available online here, after airing on CBS last night. Eckard primarily discusses the mixup of drugs at the Cidra, Puerto Rico facility and her efforts to not only stop outgoing shipments but to have the plant shut down.
Pharma whistleblowers don't always fare too well...especially those who deal with the invisible world of manufacturing. Remember Mark Livingston and the Wyeth Sarbanes-Oxley case? However, Cheryl Eckard, who pointed out manufacturing deficiencies at GSK's Cidra, Puerto Rico, plant has received a $96-million payment. For more from The Guardian, read on.