drug

San Diego-based urine drug testing company accused of fraud, mafia-style tactics of intimidation

Saturday, November 24, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Tags: drug testing, fraud, mafia

eTrust Pro Certified

Delicious Pin It
(NaturalNews) In just 20 years' time, the number of prescriptions written for pharmaceutical drugs in the U.S. has skyrocketed more than six-fold, which has consequently driven up demand for urine drug testing services by doctors trying to monitor their patients' drug intake habits. But with this boom in the urine drug testing industry has come a wave of fraud and corruption allegations, including a recent case involving San Diego, California-based Millennium Laboratories, which is said to be one of the largest urine drug testing companies in the country.

According to Reuters, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently investigating Millennium after several of its former employees came forward with claims about serious criminal misconduct, mafia-style intimidation tactics, and cult-like behavior taking place at the company. Though no official criminal charges have yet been filed against the company, former Millennium employees claim they were not only targeted for speaking out against the questionable sales practices of the company, but also threatened with retaliation if they dared go public with the information or even just work for a competitor.

"I took it as a complete warning and threat to not only not go to the competition, but don't even question Millennium once you were no longer under their protection," said Jodie Strain, a former Millennium employee who recently testified before a grand jury about her experience at the company. "It sent a very clear message not to mess with Millennium Labs," she added.

Strain was referring, of course, to a company meeting in which Millennium executives allegedly displayed a PowerPoint presentation to a room full of more than 200 salespeople that featured a former company employee dead in a body bag. At the end of the presentation, Strain says Millennium executives ominously told the utterly astounded audience that the company could not protect anyone who veered "outside the Millennium family," which is where the cult-like ideology took a turn for the worst.

No room for defectors in cut-throat urine drug testing industry

As it turns out, any employee who left Millennium, regardless of the reason, instantly became a company target, according to the witnesses. When employees were not being wrongfully terminated for questioning unethical, and sometimes outright immoral, activities at Millennium, they were being coerced into basically keeping their mouths shut and sticking with the company no matter what disturbing direction its business practices might take, claim the company's defectors.

Kelly Nelson, for instance, a former regional sales manager at Millennium, claims the company violated federal anti-kickback laws by giving away urine collection cups and testing strips to doctors, who she says were actively encouraged to order unnecessary drug tests with them in order to boost profits. And when she brought up valid concerns to her superiors about her discomfort with the program, she says she was promptly fired from her position. She is now reportedly suing the company.

"After a time, you come to the conclusion they're doing it to harass you more than anything else, or to intimidate you," added Lori Martin, the girlfriend of the former salesman who was tagged in the PowerPoint presentation as the corpse inside the body bag, about her experience. Martin told reporters that Millennium, which tried to sue her boyfriend, actually hired private investigators to track the couple and monitor their everyday moves in an effort to terrorize them for defecting from the company.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.reuters.com

http://www.utsandiego.com

http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/10/26/51717.htm

Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Join over four million monthly readers. Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.


Have comments on this article? Post them here:

comments powered by Disqus

Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com

Email this article to a friend

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):
Most Popular
Today | Week | Month | Year

See all Top Headlines...



GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Now Available at ShopNaturalNews.com

O3 Essentials OraJuvenate™
A powerful, cleansing dental cream for maximum oral/dental health.
New Cancer Solutions
Over 3 hours of content covering today’s best cancer tests, how to kill cancer cells and the best diets and exercise routines.
Freeze-Dried 100% Organic Whole Corn
Our freeze-drying method preserves taste, texture and nutrients better than any other food preservation method ever invented.
Fenix TK35 Flashlight
Tough, waterproof, extremely bright and it’s touted to throw an 800+ lumen beam more than 1,000 feet into the night.
Inca Treasure Smoothie Pack
This pack of our four most popular superfoods from South America is the perfect combo pack for smoothie lovers.
Pink Himalayan Salt
This salt delivers significant levels of magnesium, zinc and selenium, with trace levels of dozens of other elements.
Pinhole Glasses - Aviator Style
Pinhole glasses are becoming famous for helping people improve their vision without the risks of laser surgery.
Oxy-Rich Facial Serum
O3 Essentials Jojoba Oxy-Rich Facial Serum is cellular nourishment for your skin. Helps smooth fine lines while enhancing tissue elasticity.
Freeze-Dried 100% Blackberry Halves
Our freeze-dried blackberry halves are grown in Serbia under strict organic standards.

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Podcasts
Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Most Popular Stories

Flu shot kills 19-year-old, but vaccine industry still has total immunity against lawsuits
Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent
Six important facts you're not being told about lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China
Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

25 Amazing Facts About Food

This FREE downloadable report unveils a collection of astonishing and little-known facts about the food we eat very day. Click here to read it now...

 

Resveratrol and its Effects on Human Health and Longevity - Myth or Miracle.

Unlock the secrets of cellular health with the "miracle" nutrient Resveratrol Click here to read it now...

 

Nutrition Can Save America

FREE online report shows how we can save America through a nutrition health care revolution. "Eating healthy is patriotic!" Click here to read it now...

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more. Click here to read it now...

Vaccines: Get the Full Story

The International Medical Council on Vaccination has released, exclusively through NaturalNews.com, a groundbreaking document containing the signatures of physicians, brain surgeons and professors, all of which have signed on to a document stating that vaccines pose a significant risk of harm to the health of children. Click here to read it now...

Health Ranger Storable Organics

GMO-free, chemical-free foods and superfoods for long-term storage and preparedness. See selection at www.StorableOrganics.com



Recommended Resources On:

Natural News trends
Health Ranger news
Natural News GMOs
Mike Adams tracker
Natural News photos
Natural News Global
Natural News in focus
Natural News connect
Natural News shocking stories
Natural News radar
GMOs
Quackwatch
Vaccines
Health freedom
Dr. Paul Offit

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

eTrust Pro Certified Android app on Google Play

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.