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Pfizer Admits Finance Scandal Investigation in India

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As for the content of this letter, personally I'm ROFL.

Only a lawyer could have written such a letter to Mr. Idnani, the poor whistleblower in India:

"We would like to inform you that our investigation has been concluded. Based upon the information provided, an investigation was opened, the appropriate parties were contacted, and the matter was reviewed and handled accordingly."

I consulted an expert in corporate legalese and this is his translation:

"WE'RE WETTING OUR PANTS BECAUSE WE'RE SO SCARED YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT OUR DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS IN INDIA. WHEN WE HAVE FINALIZED OUR INTERNAL COVER-UP WE'LL FIRE YOUR SORRY ASS TO ERADICATE ANY CORPORATE MEMORY OF THIS EVENT."

Six months after this memo was sent, in August 2006, the whistleblower, Pfizer Deputy Finance Manager Mr. Ashok Idnani, was fired. Pfizer refused to even pay him vaction pay owed until 2007, and also refused to give him his 25 year anniversary faithful service medal until Pfizer's treatment of Mr. Idnani was revealed on Question Authority.

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Anonymous anothercase4real said...

For what it is worth: A "final" letter to another WB sent by someone really close to the top of the food chain of another big pharma (they would say they are if not bigger then Pfizer then better but at least as big);

Dear Mr.....
Thank you for raising concerns related to your employment with .....and alleged breaches of codes. Your allegations have been taken seriously and have been thoroughly investigated by the appropriate experts at .....
We are convinced that the solution reached related to your departure from ....has been appropriate, and can confirm that adequate measures have been taken where any allegations related to breaches of codes could be substaniated. We therefore close this case and wish you yada, yada, yada.

With....

Global ....officer.
......Pharma...

Almost identical one can say "form" letter designed by a lawyer but written by a secretary upon the order from Mr. Global, who just said: "Greta send him the whistleblower No. 5."
One thing one can conclude though. Even though they never admitted anything or commented on anything ever, in this letter there is an unintentional admitance that they found "breaches of codes of conduct and adequate measures have been taken".
The only way they can be beaten is the right way. As in Indian case the above example was not handled the right way and they got away. And they know it.

5/30/2007  

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