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Setback for Millar in Biotech case

ANDREW MILLAR, the whistleblower sacked by British Biotech, suffered a setback in his legal fight against the drug development company yesterday when an industrial tribunal turned down his request for an unfair dismissal case.

The tribunal ruled that the High Court case between Dr Millar, former head of clinical research at British Biotech, and the company took precedence over any other proceedings. Dr Millar, who was sacked in April after voicing concerns about two of the company's drugs, had argued that the case should be heard in the tribunal "in the interest of justice". The company had applied for a stay until the end of the High Court case.