Taxpayers Against Fraud Endorses "The Whistleblower"
In an e-mail to hundreds of trial lawyers, James Moorman, President of TAF, writes:
You should all be aware that Dr. Peter Rost, former Pfizer employee and well known whistleblower and FCA relator, has recently published a book. (The Whistleblower --- Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman, Soft Skull Press, 208 pp.)
In my opinion this book is one all lawyers that represent relators should read and this is especially true if a lawyer has cases involving the pharmaceutical industry.
Rost was a sales executive for Pharmacia in charge of Genotropin marketing. The book begins when Rost learns that Pfizer is about to acquire Pharmacia and ends with the events surrounding the government's declination of his qui tam case and his firing by Pfizer. In between those events enough happens that would fill a book much longer than Rost's memoir.
The book is succinct, well written and holds your interest. I am uncertain as to how Dr. Rost's FCA case will fare; it was dismissed on Rule 9(b) grounds and I have no information as to whether he will be able to revive it. However, he has already accomplished so much as a whistleblower that the pharmaceutical industry will never be the same, and that is all to the good.