Dr. Jonathan Fishbein
Dr. Jonathan Fishbein is one of the highest-ranking drug whistleblowers in American history. In 2005, Fishbein alleged that an NIH-funded clinical trial of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine, conducted in Africa, was invalid because of poor data collection, faulty record-keeping, and lax quality control.
He was fired from his position as Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office for Policy in Clinical Research Operations after exposing misconduct in AIDS drug safety clinical trials. Dr. Fishbein won his whistleblower case and was reinstated setting a national precedent protecting government doctors from retaliation.