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2009-03-26 10:15:15

Antipsychotic drugs, such as olanzapine (Zyprexa), risperidone (Risperdal) and quetiapine (Seroquel), are commonly used to treat psychotic disorders like schizophrenia, but also bipolar disorder and even behavioral problems related to dementia. Unfortunately, the weight gain commonly experienced with antipsychotic treatment is an important side effect for many patients, and causes many patients to discontinue their use leading to even further problems. Biological Psychiatry, in its April 1st...

2009-03-23 06:00:00

New Indication is One of Three FDA Approvals Spanning Lilly Neuroscience Brands INDIANAPOLIS, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for Symbyax(R) (olanzapine and fluoxetine HCl capsules), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today. Symbyax is now the first drug approved by the FDA for the acute treatment of treatment-resistant depression (TRD). "Living with major depressive disorder is difficult and...

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2009-01-15 15:25:28

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly & Co. said Thursday that it had pleaded guilty to charges it had illegally marketed the anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa for off-label use, a misdemeanor violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The company will now pay a $1.42 billion to resolve the criminal investigation and settle civil suits for promoting Zyprexa as a treatment for dementia between September 1999 and March 2001. The case, which began in 2004, was led by the U.S. attorney for the Eastern...

2009-01-15 09:57:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The $800 million settlement that Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) has agreed to pay to settle civil False Claims Act charges related to allegedly false or fraudulent marketing, promotion and sale of its drug Zyprexa can be traced to the courageous stands taken by employee whistleblowers, according to the Berg & Androphy law firm. The company's settlement with the federal government, which also includes a guilty plea in a separate criminal action,...

2009-01-15 09:55:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company announced today it has agreed to plead guilty to criminal conduct and to pay more than 1.4 billion in criminal and civil fines, penalties and damages arising from allegations made in multiple whistleblower lawsuits that the pharmaceutical giant defrauded Medicare, Medicaid and other government-funded health care programs in connection with its market practices for its blockbuster atypical antipsychotic, Zyprexa. The settlement is...

2009-01-15 09:53:00

Philadelphia Attorney Stephen Sheller's Whistleblower Clients Help Government Recover $1.4 Billion Record Settlement and Criminal Fine in Eli Lilly & Company Zyprexa(R) Marketing Case Lead Attorney Filed Complaint in 2003 Representing Six Whistleblowers PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Company ("Lilly") will pay federal and state governments more than $1.4 billion to remedy a wide-ranging, off-label marketing scheme for its...

2009-01-15 09:43:00

$515 Million Criminal Fine is Largest Individual Corporate Criminal Fine in History; Civil Settlement Up To $800 Million WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company today agreed to plead guilty and pay $1.415 billion for promoting its drug Zyprexa for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Justice announced today. This resolution includes a criminal fine of $515 million, the largest ever in a...

2009-01-15 05:05:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that it has reached resolution with the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (EDPA) and the Office of Consumer Litigation of the Department of Justice regarding the previously-reported government investigation into the company's past U.S. marketing and promotional practices for the antipsychotic medication Zyprexa(R) (olanzapine). Lilly has been cooperating...

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2009-01-15 08:20:00

The risk of suddenly dying from a heart problem has not diminished with newer anti-psychotic drugs. A study found both older and newer anti-psychotics had increased the risk of death when used to treat agitation, aggression, and delusions in elderly dementia patients. Researchers found older drugs had already been linked to an increased chance of sudden cardiac death. The new, federally funded study appears in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers examined a...

2009-01-14 17:03:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients ages 30 to 74 who took atypical antipsychotics such as risperidone (sold as Risperdal), quetiapine (Seroquel), olanzapine (Zyprexa) and clozapine (Clozaril) had a significantly higher risk of sudden death from cardiac arrhythmias and other cardiac causes than patients who did not take these medications, according to a new study funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The risk of death increased with higher doses of...


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