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Company Sued for Not Notifying Diabetes Side Effects

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 23rd, 2009

Eli Lilly & Co. agreed to settle, on confidential terms, lawsuits filed by seven states alleging the company improperly marketed its antipsychotic drug Zyprexa, a court-appointed official said.
Zyprexa, Lilly’s best-selling drug, has been the subject of federal and state investigations into whether the company marketed the medicine, approved for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, for unapproved, or off-label, uses. Zyprexa, part of a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics, has been linked to excessive weight gain and diabetes. The lawsuits also claim Lilly failed to properly warn of Zyprexa’s side effects. Lilly agreed in October to pay a total of $62 million to 32 states and the District of Columbia to settle consumer protection claims over improper marketing.
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