Here is a very disturbing story involving a pharmacy which for many years opened sealed containers of excess drugs in an unsterile environment and resold them to unsuspecting nursing homes – with no consideration for expiration dates or contamination.  This came to light solely due the bravery of a whistleblower-employee.

What many witnesses to such conduct do not realize is that there are laws to protect whistleblowers and to encourage this type of reporting.  Known as qui tam actions, private individuals, known as relators, can sue corporations which defraud the federal government and often receive a percentage of the proceeds received from the wrongdoer.