“The General Medical Council insists that doctors must speak out in such circumstances, and ultimately blow the whistle, or be struck off the medical register. These are admirable ideals which everyone would like to think they could uphold, but we have also chosen to configure our society in a way that punishes people for doing the right thing. If we leave that unchanged, then we may have to be realistic and accept our collective responsibility for the inevitable consequences: unnecessary deaths, and unnecessary suffering.” ―Ben Goldacre, May 15th 2010.
Read the full text via Bad Science: http://www.badscience.net/2010/05/peep-peep/
Resources — Read the work of others – before, during, and after – the act of blowing the whistle.
– List of whistleblowers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_whistleblowers
– Are you working in a sociopathic work environment? www.killingmycareer.com
– Books: “This book provides a thorough guide and history to the whistleblower’s legal rights. The ultimate survival guide, it provides advice on getting help and finding allies, warns that retaliation is often the reward for ‘committing the truth’ and shows how to weather the storm. With extensive legal texts, sample letters, resources, and information on upcoming whistleblower reforms, this is the ultimate source on the subject.”
I would like to share something about my own experience: Do not feel bad if you are experiencing bullying and harassment after blowing the whistle, consider that unpleasant events as evidence that you are doing the right thing, change your emotions to the point of feeling pleased by the fact that others give you a lot more attention than the importance that you give to them –you’ll possibly hear of persons that you don’t even know who they are. If you are not getting enough bullying it is possible that you are not blowing the whistle appropriately. My only suggestion: alert members of your family and your closest friends that other persons could approach them, wearing a mask with the purpose to give the false appearance of their “intention to help” (in fact they want to stab you in the back). If you dealt with this appropriately, by explaining the situation to your family and closest friends, and also alerting about what will possibly happen next (you are the only one who know the specific situation) –> You can relax, have fun, and enjoy the ride!
A Usted: No le gustaría?
Novo Nordisk: Why the silence?
Academic bullying as a method to silence scientific debate (directed to me or anyone) is not tolerated. Furthermore, you will only get more debate. http://chaoticpharmacology.com/disclaimer-coi/
Does anyone know where I can find some decent academic bullying?
PD: “el juego que más me gusta” (Canción de Serrat) es investigar crimenes de las farmacéuticas, denunciarlos y evitar que seres humanos reciban tratamientos ineficaces y potencialmente peligrosos.