FDA Kept an ‘Enemies List’ on Whistleblowing Scientists

FDA Kept an ‘Enemies List’ on Whistleblowing Scientists

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When federal employees share information with outside sources, administrations tend to get nervous, especially when those employees might have an axe to grind. So if you’re the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), what do you do? You snoop through thousands of private e-mails belonging to FDA scientists and try to stop whistleblowing at its source. At least, that’s what happened in 2010, The New York Times reports.

With a list of potential threatening persons and agencies in hand, the FDA stealthily surveyed e-mail accounts of sour scientists who had contacted Congress, lawyers, journalists, and even President Obama with concerns. More than 80,000 pages of documents came out of the FDA’s surveillance effort, and 21 agency employees, Congressional officials, medical researchers, and journalists were targeted as collaborators working to “defame” the FDA.

The process began simply enough: the FDA was looking into the possibility that confidential agency information had been leaked. Before long, though, the investigation blossomed into a full-blown campaign to hush critics of the FDA’s medical review process. The agency used spy software to monitor workers’ work and home computers.

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  1. MAYBE IT IS BECAUSE THEY CAN SHOW WHAT KIND OF GERMS & BIO STUFF IS BEING ENGINEERED IN LABS WITHOUT REGULATIONS WHILE MAKING IT IN MEXICO, LIKE MOLD THAT KILLS CROPS & POISONS YOUR FOOD, WATER, SOIL AIR!!!!
    AND ALSO LIKE THE PLAGUE, WHERE ONE SCIENTIST WAS INJECTED WITH A NEEDLE FULL OF THE STUFF, HE’S DEAD! HIS WIFE IS STILL WAIITNG FOR THE FED JUSTICE DEPT TO GO AFTER WHO EVER INJECTED HIM.
    THIS MILITARY OF OURS BEEN MAKING THE ALL KINDS OF STUFF, FOR WHAT WHY BIO TERRORISM OF COURSE. IN THE 60’S IT WAS TWO AGENT ORANGE, BUT THIS GOES BACK TO THE 40’S.
    SADDAM GOT HIS SHARE WAY BACK FROM US BACK IN THE MID 80S. BUT THE MILITARY BEEN MAKING THE STUFF NOW VIA UNIVERSITY LABS LIKE UCD & ASLO OFF CAMPUS LABS LIKE AGRAQUEST WHICH WAS JUST BOUGHT BY BAYER(GERMANY OWNED COMPANY.HMMMM) FOR ALMOST 500,000 MILLION DOLLARS. WHY????? SO NOW A BIG COMPANY CAN SPRAY MOLD & BACTERIA ALL OVER THE WORLD (MEDS TOO) & MAKE OODLES OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR A FEW WHILE MAKING MOST OF US SICK! YET, JUST ANOTHER WAY TO MAKE PEOPLE SICK & DIE WHILE THE FEW WHO THINK THEY’RE ENTITLED GET TO PILLAGE & PLUNDER. SOUNDS LIKE SCIENCE FICTION, WELL, TOO SADLY IT IS NOT!

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