Last September, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (AEGR) agreed to pay $40 million to settle civil and criminal charges of illegally marketing a pricey cholesterol medicine, failing to adhere to a regulatory safety program, and misleading investors.

The settlement stemmed from a whistleblower lawsuit filed by three former employees, including Tricia Mullins, who last June had already taken a position with Horizon Pharma (HZNP). But a few weeks after the Aegerion deal was announced, Mullins lost her new job.

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