January 3, 2011

Cheryl Eckard 60 Minutes Video

A startling report on 60 Minutes last night, as Cheryl Eckard was interviewed about the pharmaceutical industry's alleged unethical practices that may have put the public's health at risk.

Cheryl Eckard was the whistleblower who worked at Glaxo and gave a tip about the insafe practices she saw, that made it possibly or drugs and medicine to be put into the market with unsafe bacteria and other issues.

Said Cheryl about the conditions at the drug company: "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 career." The video can be seen at CBS News below, where 60 Minutes reports stories like this every week.

Cheryl Eckard 60 Minutes Video

You always want to believe your prescription medicine is safe and effective. The pharmaceutical industry says that it follows the highest standards for quality. But in November, we found out just how much could go wrong at one of the world's largest drug makers. A subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline pleaded guilty to distributing adulterated drugs. 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.

Cheryl Eckard 60 Minutes Video

Posted at January 3, 2011 6:47 AM