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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-31-08 07:25 AM
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Pending $1 Billion Zyprexa Settlement
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Lilly Considers $1 Billion Fine to Settle Case

Eli Lilly and federal prosecutors are discussing a settlement of a civil and criminal investigation into the companys marketing of the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa that could result in Lillys paying more than $1 billion to federal and state governments.

If a deal is reached, the fine would be the largest ever paid by a drug company for breaking the federal laws that govern how drug makers can promote their medicines.

Several people involved in the investigation confirmed the settlement discussions, which began last year and took on new urgency this month. The people insisted on anonymity because they have not been authorized to talk about the negotiations.

Zyprexa has serious side effects and is approved only to treat people with schizophrenia and severe bipolar disorder. But documents from Eli Lilly show that from 2000 to 2003 the company encouraged doctors to prescribe Zyprexa to people with age-related dementia, as well as people with mild bipolar disorder who had previously had a diagnosis of depression.

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  -Pending $1 Billion Zyprexa Settlement flashl  Jan-31-08 07:25 AM   #0 
  - the elderly  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 08:28 AM   #1 
  - Saying that we are 'lab rats' would probably be an upgrade. nt  flashl   Jan-31-08 09:02 AM   #3 
  - I wish all people and groups that pushed substances and treatment...  trotsky   Jan-31-08 08:41 AM   #2 
     - a challenge  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 09:18 AM   #4 
        - Bwah ha ha  trotsky   Jan-31-08 09:43 AM   #5 
           - "Reasonable"  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 09:50 AM   #6 
              - Why do you assume a substance is harmless?  trotsky   Jan-31-08 09:52 AM   #7 
                 - I didn't assume that  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 09:59 AM   #8 
                    - There you go again trying to sidetrack into a specific case.  trotsky   Jan-31-08 10:13 AM   #9 
                       - not at all  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 10:23 AM   #10 
                          - Do you think, in general, that an entity which manufactures a product...  trotsky   Jan-31-08 10:26 AM   #11 
                             - should not be regulated  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 10:36 AM   #12 
                                - So you would rather wait until after people are harmed to do something?  trotsky   Jan-31-08 10:45 AM   #13 
                                   - Not a significant public health problem  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 11:05 AM   #14 
                                      - Ridiculous.  trotsky   Jan-31-08 11:14 AM   #15 
                                      - I never said that all supplements are safe  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 11:39 AM   #17 
                                         - Answer the question.  trotsky   Jan-31-08 11:56 AM   #19 
                                            - not at all  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 12:17 PM   #20 
                                               - Herbs are *concentrated* *parts* of foods.  trotsky   Jan-31-08 12:47 PM   #21 
                                                  - For the record  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 02:34 PM   #22 
                                                     - Was it right to regulate/ban Ephedra? It's just an herb, you know. n/t  trotsky   Jan-31-08 02:37 PM   #23 
                                                     - perfect example  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 04:28 PM   #24 
                                                     - Yes, a perfect example - against your position.  trotsky   Jan-31-08 06:19 PM   #25 
                                                     - Sure when there is a known problem  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 06:45 PM   #26 
                                                     - I don't even understand what you just wrote.  trotsky   Jan-31-08 06:49 PM   #27 
                                                     - What *do* you want?  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 08:29 PM   #28 
                                                     - I guess now that you've abandoned everything else you've said upthread,  trotsky   Jan-31-08 08:33 PM   #29 
                                                     - took back nothing  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 09:24 PM   #30 
                                                     - Absolutely not.  trotsky   Feb-01-08 07:04 AM   #31 
                                      - Vitamin overdoses  lizerdbits   Jan-31-08 11:28 AM   #16 
                                         - one thing that would be a good idea  itsjustme   Jan-31-08 11:41 AM   #18 

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