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Killer Drugs

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Eli Lilly agreed to pay the state of West Virginia $22.5 million dollars to end litigation on its illegal off-label promotion of its top selling antipsychotic drug Zyprexa. In May 2008 it was shown that even a single dose of Zyprexa for an older person with dementia raised the likelihood of a serious health event or death in the next 30 days by over 300 percent. Since Xyprexa is 25% of Eli Lilly’s sales and raking in $4.5 billion a year, they would rather pay a fine, even if it’s in the millions, than to take the drug off the market.

Eli Lilly’s second best drug is Cymbalta, an anti-depressant that carries serious risks. It killed 19 year old Traci Johnson who was perfectly healthy before taking Cymbalta.

When will Americans wake up?

For the rest of the story: August 25, 2009