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Don Engebretson is the pen name for writer Rip Butley, a longtime whistleblower at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, where he specialized in comprehensive testing of toy whistles. Racked by dizziness and hearing loss, he joined the elite forces of the Food and Drug Administration as a mailroom supervisor, after being fired by the FBI for incoherency.


During his six weeks with the FDA, Butley oversaw distribution of a wide range of critical documents to thousands of FDA employees. 



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