In Some States, Maker Oversees Use of...

In Some States, Maker Oversees Use of Its Drug

There are 4 comments on the New York Times story from Mar 23, 2007, titled In Some States, Maker Oversees Use of Its Drug. In it, New York Times reports that:

Many states, looking to rein in the cost of expensive antipsychotic drugs like Zyprexa, have turned to an unusual ally for help - the very company that sells the drug.

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“Watchtower Whistle-Blower”

Since: Dec 06

Bangor Maine USA

#1 Mar 24, 2007
Partial excerpt from the NY Times article:

""Eli Lilly has offered to monitor doctors to make sure they are not wasting money on mental illness drugs.

Mr. Hansen, who describes the program as “incestuous,” obtained documents through a Freedom of Information request that showed a Lilly account executive had asked to take part in planning sessions and offered to have Lilly representatives brief doctors. ""

Zyprexa off label promotion scandal is all over the news now.
Lilly drug reps are alleged to have called their marketing ploy,"Viva zyprexa".

Eli Lilly zyprexa cost me over $250.00 a month supply out of my own pocket X 4 years and has up to ten times the risk (over non users) of causing diabetes and severe weight gain.

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

(In 2004, the American Diabetes Association found that Zyprexa was more likely to cause diabetes than many other antipsychotic drugs.)
Ben Hansen

Big Rapids, MI

#2 Mar 24, 2007
I'm the Michigan mental health advocate who called the program "incestuous" in the NY Times story.

As a member of the Mich. Dept. of Community Health Recipient Rights Advisory Committee, for over a year I've been researching the Lilly pharmacy program in Michigan and 25 other states. Through a series of FOIA requests, I've uncovered a lot of solid evidence that wasn't even mentioned in the Times.

I'd love to hear from officials in Michigan or other states with similar programs funded by Eli Lilly and implemented by Comprehensive NeuroScience, Inc.

Feel free to contact me directly or send me an anonymous tip if you wish. This is a big story, and it's not going away.

Ben Hansen

Traverse City, Michigan

email: [email protected]

web site:

Bonkers Institute for Nearly Genuine Research


#6 Aug 1, 2013
I took Klonopin and Paxil for 15 years to treat my anxiety disorder. I had to detox from the Klonopin this past spring. I got off the Klonopin and switched my Paxil to Lexapro (sex side effect issue). I am also a recovering alcoholic. My doctor did not want me on Benzo's anymore (says it increased alcohol cravings). I stayed on Lexapro only for 9 months, but my anxiety came back strong on just the Lexapro alone. I almost resorted to taking Xanax before I switched doctors. My new doc gave Zyprexa from a chance. I am on my 7th day and I haven't felt this "normal" in 5 years. I take 5mgs at night and it has ended the "chatter" in my head, and removed my anxiety. Great medicine so far.


#7 Aug 17, 2013
Naturally, I am skeptical of everything online. is legitimate. I placed my first order for the smallest amount possible. It arrived sooner than expected. I didn't pay the extra money for speedy air mail. I placed another order that was much larger and it came right on time. I will definitely use this company again for even larger orders now that I trust them. They also give you discounts every time you place an order which is cool. One thing to keep in mind is if you place a larger order, they will send half in one shipment, and then the other half after that to avoid customs scrutinizing your package. I am very happy, I no longer need to pay tons of money to see a doctor and therapist (and have them tell me a bunch of stuff I already know) in order to get my medication.

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