Zyprexa Injures the Elderly
One example (unfortunately there are many) of how Big Pharma injures and kills elderly Americans.
Study Title:West Virginia to receive $22.5M from Lilly in Zyprexa suit
From Indianapolis Star - August 21, 2009
Indianapolis—Eli Lilly and Co. will pay $22.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the state of West Virginia claiming the company improperly marketed its antipsychotic drug Zyprexa.
From Reuters, January 15, 2009.
Eli Lilly in $1.4B Zyprexa settlement
Pharmaceutical company agrees to settle suits over questionable marketing of drug for off-label uses.
NEW YORK (Reuters)—Eli Lilly and Co. said it will pay about $1.42 billion to settle both criminal and civil investigations related to the marketing of its antipsychotic drug Zyprexa and has agreed to plead guilty to one misdemeanor violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
The drug maker has agreed to pay $615 million to settle the criminal investigation and about $800 million to settle the civil investigations brought by the State Medicaid Fraud Control Units of the states.
Also, as part of the settlement, Lilly has entered into a corporate integrity agreement with the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
West Virginia to receive $22.5M from Lilly in Zyprexa suit 2009 August
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