Wednesday, July 18, 2012
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION -- WHOSE DUTY WE'VE BEEN LED TO BELIEVE IS TO PROTECT US FROM DANGEROUS FOODS AND DRUGS -- ILLEGALLY SPIED ON AND FIRED TOP-KNOTCH DOCTORS WHO DISCOVERED A COLONOSCOPY DEVICE APPROVED BY THE FDA THAT WAS 600 TO 800 TIMES MORE RADIOACTIVE THAN SIMILAR DEVICES THAT ARE MORE EFFECTIVE. THE FDA THEN PLANTED SPYWARE ON THEIR EMPLOYEE'S COMPUTORS AND THOSE OF THEIR CORRESPONDANTS, VIOLOLATING FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RIGHT TO FILE SAFETY ALLEGATIONS CONFIDENTIALLY TO THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL, AND LATER VIOLATING THEIR ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGES WHEN THEY SOUGHT LEGAL HELP.
TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012 Original here
Spying on Scientists: How the FDA Monitored Whistleblowers Who Raised Concerns over Radiation
The Food and Drug Administration has been found to have launched a massive surveillance campaign targeting its own scientists for writing letters to journalists, members of Congress and President Obama. The scientists were expressing their concern over the FDA’s approval of medical imaging devices for colonoscopies and mammograms that could endanger patients with high levels of radiation. The covert spying operation led the agency to monitor the scientists’ computers at work and at home, copying emails and thumb drives and even monitoring individual messages line by line as they were being composed in real time. The agency also created an enemies list. We’re joined by the FDA whistleblowers’ attorney, Stephen Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblowers Center. "For the first time, we now have a glimpse into what domestic surveillance of whistleblowers looks like in this country with the modern technological developments," Kohn says. "The agency [sought] to destroy the reputation of these whistleblowers forever." [ORIGINAL includes rush transcript]