Drug Company Lilly Sold Drug Despite Dangers, Documents Show

June 12, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – In a shocking story, Bloomberg has reported that the drug company Lilly has been found to have pushed the sale of Zyprexa to dementia patients, despite knowing that it didn’t work, and that it was potentially fatal.

According to documents unsealed during a civil lawsuit in which a private insurance agency is suing for overpayment, Lilly has sent information to the FDA claiming that Zyprexa, then used for schizophrenia, was not effective in dementia patients.

The documents went further on to state that the risk of death in dementia patients who took Zyprexa was significantly higher, leading the company to believe that the drug itself may be responsible. But, despite this, they pushed doctors for four years to prescribe it to elderly patients suffering from dementia.

Incidentally, Zyprexa was their top selling (and more profit-making) product.

Their defense?

“Plaintiffs are releasing one-sided, cherry-picked documents obtained in discovery to selected news media in an effort to try their cases in the media,” Lilly spokeswoman Marni Lemons was quoted as saying in a press conference.

They have not denied the charge.


Comments

One Response to “Drug Company Lilly Sold Drug Despite Dangers, Documents Show”

  1. Daniel Haszard on June 12th, 2009 12:15 pm

    Eli Lilly is reaping what they have sown!
    The Lilly Zyprexa saga will go on and on and on….

    Eli Lilly has made $38 billion on Zyprexa and it was way oversold and caused diabetes and in some cases sudden death.

    Lilly still criminal on Zyprexa
    Please do a report on Lilly’s (NOW up to $4.6 billion) Zyprexa setllement payout is being stonewalled. 8 Lilly employees who are supposed ‘whistleblowers’ are getting $ 10 million each the real victims like me are being ignored.

    I am a living example of Zyprexa gone/done wrong was given it 1996-2000 off-label for PTSD got sudden high blood sugar A1C 14.7 in January 2000.The stuff was worthless for my condition PTSD and cost me thousands in co-pays gave me diabetes.

    Daniel Haszard

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