1 16 By Cary Byrd Big Pharma Drug Safety FDA December 1, 2006 Watch this story about Bayer; you won’t believe it. You also won’t believe the U.S. government’s reaction.16 Cary Byrd / About Author Cary Byrd is the president and founder of eDrugSearch.com, price comparison engine for prescription drugs that enables consumers to get safe access to affordable medications. More posts by Cary Byrd Comments (1) Daniel Haszard December 2, 2006 at 6:47 pm Log in to Reply Eli Lilly zyprexa cost me $250.00 a month supply and has up to ten times the risk of causing diabetes and severe weight gain. Nervous investors watch Eli Lilly shares drop $2.80 post election. My issue is Zyprexa which is only FDA approved for schizophrenia (.5-1% of pop) and some bipolar (2% pop) and then an even smaller percentage of theses two groups. So how does Zyprexa get to be the 7th largest drug sale in the world? Eli Lilly is in deep trouble for using their drug reps to ‘encourage’ doctors to write zyprexa for non-FDA approved ‘off label’ uses. The drug causes increased diabetes risk,and medicare picks up all the expensive fallout.There are now 7 states (and counting) going after Lilly for fraud and restitution. — Daniel Haszard Leave a comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.