[Vaccine-manufacturing] US special counsel looks into alleged misconduct at Merck plant prepping to make J&J shot — and indifference from FDA – Endpoints News

James Love james.love at keionline.org
Thu Apr 1 11:17:52 PDT 2021


https://endpts.com/us-special-counsel-looks-into-alleged-misconduct-at-merck-plant-prepping-to-make-jj-shot-and-indifference-from-fda/

The US Office of Special Counsel has unveiled the details of a
whistleblower complaint from a former FDA employee who alleged numerous
violations at a Merck manufacturing plant in North Carolina that’s now
being readied to make the J&J Covid-19 vaccine, even explaining how
employees were soiling themselves to avoid bathroom breaks that would
require them to leave manufacturing areas.

The OSC report, published Wednesday, features a letter from Arie Menachem,
the former FDA inspector turned whistleblower, who claims that the agency
learned of these violations, among others, in 2018, and didn’t act upon
them. The report also alleges that Merck was intentionally destroying
evidence of possible violations.

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