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Ex-Worker Wins $96M for Blowing Whistle on Drug Giant

Lisa Flam Lisa Flam Contributor

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(Oct. 27) — Whistle-blower Cheryl Eckard has won $96 million as part of a $750 million penalty against GlaxoSmithKline over faulty drug manufacturing in a case she says was driven by worries about consumer safety.

“This is not something I ever wanted to do, but because of patient safety issues, it was necessary,” she told reporters in Boston after the British drug giant’s settlement was announced Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.

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