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Whistleblower Lawyers Comment on New England Journal of Medicine Study
Date:5/12/2010

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Journal of Medicine today released a study entitled, "Whistle-blower Experiences in Fraud Litigation Against Pharmaceutical Companies." Some of the whistleblower cases discussed in the report were brought by Phillips & Cohen LLP, a law firm with offices in Washington, DC, and San Francisco. Phillips & Cohen has specialized in representing whistleblowers for more than 20 years.

Comments from Erika Kelton, a Washington, DC, attorney with Phillips & Cohen LLP.  She has represented several whistleblowers in the pharma industry, including the pharma sales rep whose case against Pfizer Inc. for illegal marketing of Bextra settled last year for a record-breaking $1.8 billion, including a $1.3 criminal fine.

(See http://www.phillipsandcohen.com/CM/NewsSettlements/NewsSettlements531.asp.)

"The study confirms our experience with whistleblowers. Most complain internally about an illegal or unethical practice by their employer, assuming
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