This is one of those stories that hits the wires and yes it is embarrassing to the doctor I am sure but this involves his personal life as a chief scientist and if you get inside the brain of highly intellectual individuals as such, it’s difficult for them I believe at times and they can screw up and do something out of whack like anyone else. The timing on this though is bad as the article states that he was also involved in the surveillance of FDA scientists. Well remember the FDA scientist that was doing the insider trading? Sometimes there are reasons for surveillance and I have done it for clients and I don’t like the process of providing it for clients but when exposure gets so bad that legalities and other areas come in to play, you have no choice and when you look at the information it does change how you view another person forever but you have to remain independent and stay with facts.
Probably in the midst of everything else going on at the agency, the stress factor entered in here and again bad timing and wrong place at the wrong time. Who knows he could have been set up as well. I still maintain though that the whistle blowers at the FDA should have used their home computers not attached to the agency for reporting, that’s what most any other whistle blower would have done I think as that’s a tough decision to make for anyone. BD
A high-ranking official in the Food and Drug Administration was among 10 men arrested July 13 for soliciting prostitution in a sting conducted by the Howard County Police Department, reports FDAWeb.com.
Dr. William Maisel, deputy director for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), is facing four charges of soliciting prostitution after an undercover sting in North Laurel.
Maisel, who is scheduled to appear in Howard County District Court on Sept. 20, is the deputy director and chief scientist of the CDRH, which has come under scrutiny for allegedly spying on employees and firing whistleblowers, according to The New York Times.