Saturday January 17, 2009, 7:36 pm
A large fine to most of us, a small amount of the overall profit. The problem lies in the over use of advertising and selling of the product. That some drugs are necessary and save lives is without question, that should produce sufficient profit. But other drugs, such as this one are sold as a panacea to all problems.
Saturday January 17, 2009, 7:49 pm
noted,thanks Sue.But what happens to all the people that became damaged because of this drug?Children have gotten in trouble,killed themselves and elderly people have died.It is just like some nursing homes to calm down their patients unnecessarilly.They are human beings not just a means to a paycheck.Not all nursing homes are like this but some are!This scares me.I am on Fosamax.They are saying that it can cause throat cancers and heaven only knows what they aren't telling us.I just hope they don't try to get some type of bailout.
Saturday January 17, 2009, 9:46 pm
$1.4 BILLION IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE $36 BILLION PROFITS THEY HAVE MADE OVER THE YEARS FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES SO THAT THE COMPANY CAN HAVE THE LUXURY OF LIVING. THEY ARE EVEN GLOBALLY SPREAD IN SEVERAL STATES.
Sunday January 18, 2009, 4:43 am
Eli Lilly: Indy-based pharmaceutical company pleads guilty to promoting Zyprexa for unapproved uses; is slapped with $1.4 billion criminal fine, the largest ever placed on a U.S. company.
Zyprexa Claims being Stonewalled.
Where is the money going as many victim claimants haven't been paid yet?
Something fishy going on here?
Conflict of interest.
Eli Lilly promotes sales of their #1 drug (Zyprexa $4.8 billion year) that can *cause* diabetes and then turn around and make billions selling more drugs to treat the diabetes.
Eli Lilly's # 1 cash cow Zyprexa has been overprescribed and linked to a ten times greater risk of causing type #2 diabetes and increased risk of heart attacks.
Daniel Haszard Zyprexa patient who got the diabetes from it.
They will pay just like Exxon will pay for the Valdez spill and the Tobacco companies will pay the suit they lost. It's not going to happen good people. This is just FOX sensationalism again, disguised as news.
Sunday January 18, 2009, 11:29 pm
Sorry Lindsey O., it'd be nice if it were true but it's not...it doesn't hurt them; like the other drug corporations in Big Pharma, they have tons of moolah in accounts for what they deem as "nuisance suits!" It certainly doesn't affect their networth, in fact it amuses them that the public is so stupid as to continue buying their crappy "fantasy" drugs that are ineffective.
The worst thing the BushMafia and Congress ever did was to pass the TORT REFORM ACT!!!!
If TORT LAW was restored to what it was prior to the Repugs and the Bush junta's meddling, BIG PHARMA would get much more than a slap on the wrists ($1.42 billion).
Ralph Nader (remember him?) warned people many years ago that the Multinational Corporate takeover of the U.S. would result in the perversion and corruption of the justice system that justice and constitutional rights for citizens would be denied.
Monday January 19, 2009, 5:18 pm
And Americans want to know why these morons aren't tried for murder? Simple! Remember that clown who was YOUR president for eight-years? George Walker Bush! Both he and Reagan stripped the oversight and laws regulating the industry. Pat yourselves on the back America. Eli Lilly would have been discovered had we in place the oversight necessary to put them in prison. Not to fret, Bush may well pardon Ely Lilly for their "boo-boo," and blame the Democrats. If you swallow that garbage, you haven't learned a thing about Justice and Truth -- in other words, you get what you vote for!!!