60 minutes exposes GlaxoSmithKline in pharmaceutical cover-up

You may remember this story in November of last year. In the 60 Minutes interview Below, Cheryl Eckard reveals disturbing details about the gross negligence at the Cidra pharmaceutical plant, run by one of GlaxoSmithKline’s subsidiaries.

They eventually pleaded guilty to the felony crime of distributing adulterated drugs. Unfortunately one has to wonder why not one single person in charge of these outrageous, in some cases life threatening, practices went to jail!

There was reason to believe that some of the medications were contaminated with bacteria, others were mislabeled, and some were too strong or not strong enough. It’s likely Glaxo would have gotten away with it had it not been for a company insider: a tip from Cheryl Eckard set off a major federal investigation.


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