Published in Health Business Week, September 18th, 2009
"In the Army, I was expected to protect people at all costs," said the whistleblower, John Kopchinski, a West Point graduate and Gulf War veteran. "At Pfizer I was expected to increase profits at all costs, even when sales meant endangering lives. I couldn't do that."
The largest piece of the settlement -- $1.8 billion -- is solely due to Pfizer's improper "off-labeling" marketing of Bextra that Kopchinski exposed through his qui...
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