BIOTECH WORKER AND PUBLIC SAFETY

 

Former Pfizer scientist, Becky McClain, went public about having been infected by a genetically engineered virus in 2002-2003 at the Pfizer lab where she worked.  In April 2010 a federal jury awarded McClain $1.37 million, ruling that the pharmaceutical giant had violated her free speech and whistle-blower protections.  McClain, an AHB Board member, now works to raise awareness about lab worker rights and public health and safety as Director of the Injured Workers National Network.  She is the recipient of the 2010 Nader Trust Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage.

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Council for Responsible Genetics video on Biolab Health and Safety