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Eli Lilly Settles With ‘Simply Wrong’ Whistleblower

The worker says she was fired for identifying poor manufacturing practices and falsified data.

Eli Lilly has settled a lawsuit with a former human resources officer despite the company's claims that her allegations were "simply wrong."

In a lawsuit, Amrit Mula claimed that she was fired for identifying poor manufacturing practices and falsified data at a New Jersey plant.

According to Reuters, she allegedly told managers at the plant, which makes several drugs like diabetes treatment Trulicity, to fix the problems. According to Mula, managers not only said she was "simply wrong," but also called her a non-scientist.

The pharmaceutical giant was running out of time to finalize the settlement after a tentative agreement was reached a couple of months ago, and it looks like the two parties finally came to terms. 

Eli Lilly admitted no wrongdoing and won't comment on the settlement, and the former employee is rather tight-lipped too.

However, it looks like Mula wasn't entirely wrong. FDA inspectors have found a number of problems at the plant, like unaudited quality control data that had been deleted, and drug batches thrown away without a proper internal investigation to prevent future problems. However, the company is working with the FDA.

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