State: No Alerts on Zyprexa Side Effects

State: No Alerts on Zyprexa Side Effects

There are 3 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 6, 2008, titled State: No Alerts on Zyprexa Side Effects. In it, Newsday reports that:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Eli Lilly and Co. failed to adequately warn doctors and patients of dangerous side effects associated with its drug Zyprexa, an attorney for Alaska said Wednesday in opening arguments in the ...

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“Watchtower Whistle-Blower”

Since: Dec 06

Bangor Maine USA

#1 Mar 6, 2008
About 30 state attorneys general have subpoenaed documents detailing Lilly's sales practices for Zyprexa as part of a civil investigation under state consumer protection laws.
I took Zyprexa for 4 years 1996-2000 (before the black box warning) at $250 a month co-pay.I got a shocking BG (blood sugar) of 500 in 2000.My doctors say it WAS the Zyprexa that caused it.I have NO diabetes in my family.

Moreover,I was given it off-label for PTSD.

Experts say Zyprexa qualifies for a MedGuide warning:
(1) The labeling would definitely help prevent serious adverse events;
(2) Few patients would be willing to take the drug and risk developing diabetes given that numerous studies have shown Zyprexa to be no more effective than the older class of antipsychotics that do not cause diabetes; and
(3) Most patients on Zyprexa would learn that the drug is not FDA approved to treat the condition they have.

Learn more of the dangers of Zyprexa

“Watchtower Whistle-Blower”

Since: Dec 06

Bangor Maine USA

#2 Mar 8, 2008

Lilly Waited Too Long to Warn About Schizophrenia Drug, Doctor ...
New York Times, United States

Eli Lilly , the drug maker, could and should have warned physicians as early as 1998 about the link between Zyprexa, its best-selling schizophrenia medicine, and diabetes , an expert witness told jurors Friday ...


#3 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.

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