Ex-BD doc sues over firing, claims serious ethical lapses

A doctor who worked as a communicable disease control expert for BD (until recently known as Becton Dickinson) has filed a lawsuit against the device maker alleging that he was fired after reporting serious safety and quality control problems at the company. Dr. Zeil Rosenberg, who at one time managed the global immunization group for BD, also charged that the company illegally copied a competitor's syringe and deliberately withheld new syringes from the market that could have extended the national vaccine supply during the 2004 shortage. The company denies the claims.

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