FDA Accused Of Spying On Employee Scientists' Emails

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 3:56 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration violated several FDA scientists' free speech and search and seizure rights by secretly monitoring their private emails after they had sent a letter to the Obama administration claiming the agency was improperly approving risky medical devices, according to a complaint filed Wednesday.

The amended whistleblower complaint adds the First and Fourth amendment charges to the original complaint, filed in Washington federal court in September, which alleged the FDA violated the scientists' Fifth Amendment rights when it took their private emails...
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