Roche Worker Axed For Resisting Hasty Cancer Trials, Suit Says

Law360, New York (August 14, 2012, 4:37 PM EDT) -- A former senior clinical program manager slapped Roche Group unit Genentech Inc. with a lawsuit last week, claiming she was fired for blowing the whistle on rushed clinical trials for cancer treatments that risked participants' health.

In a complaint filed in San Mateo County Superior Court on Aug. 7, former Genentech employee Juliet Kniley claims she was harassed, demoted and eventually terminated for calling attention to “illegal and unethical conduct” in relation to certain clinical trials in the biotech giant's Pi3 Kinase Program, which developed cancer...
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