Big Pharma's illegal marketing practices
Collectively, Pfizer, Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. have spent approximately $3.7 billion in settlements this year alone for illegally marketing practices.
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Since: Dec 06
Bangor Maine USA
#1 Nov 15, 2009
How Zyprexa makes you Fat
Study out on Eli Lilly Zyprexa causing diabetes
Anti-Psychotic Drugs (Zyprexa) Change Metabolism
Based on these findings we concluded that male rats treated with olanzapine experienced an early disruption of energy metabolism.
In the study 18 male rats were randomly assigned to one of three groups:(1) those receiving the conventional antipsychotic drug haloperidol (HA); (2) those receiving the atypical antipsychotic drug olanzapine (OL); or (3) the control (CO) group which did not receive either drug.
The medicines were given in food for a period of six weeks. Female rats were excluded to eliminate bias in the study since antipsychotic-induced weight gain in female rodents is likely related to an interaction of the drugs with estrogens.
Testing after four weeks found that the concentration of blood sugar (as glucose) was higher in OL rats (0.87 g/l) than in CO rats (0.75 g/l) and the levels increased more rapidly after a glucose meal. Testing six weeks later found fasting blood sugar levels continued to rise in OL rats (1.46 g/l vs. 1.25 g/l in CO rats) while the level of lipids (fats) in the blood was similar for both groups.
Although there was no difference in body weight gain or food intake, the proportion of fat stored in the abdominal cavity was higher in OL rats (1.63%) vs. CO rats (1.44%).
The HA rats did not vary in any way with the control group at any time. They exhibited a lower blood sugar level after a glucose meal and a lower proportion of intraabdominal fat store (1.44%) than OL rats.
Senior study author Dominique Hermier said,Based on these findings we concluded that male rats treated with olanzapine (Zyprexa) experienced an early disruption of energy metabolism. This was a result of the fat tissue we observed and the impairment in blood sugar regulation which are both associated with metabolic syndrome and subsequent risk of diabetes.
Source: American Physiological Society
Zyprexa,as well as the other atypical antipsychotics, are being prescribed for children, even though this is an unapproved, off-label use. Eli Lilly has been charged in allegedly pushing the drug for children in more than one state.
A report by Dr. Cooper at Vanderbilt University states that 2.5 million children are now taking atypical antipsychotics. Over half are being given them for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Perhaps it is statistics like these that caused the FDA to finally require warnings on the labels of the ADHD drugs.
The use of atypical antipsychotics for children should be banned.
Daniel Haszard Zyprexa Whistle blower
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#2 Nov 19, 2009
Of course, atypical antipsychotics should be banned for children. Horrible zyprexa should be banned for everyone.
Walk In Balance,
#5 Nov 29, 2009
If a drug (Zyprexa) lists anything about the pancreas among the side effects, it probably means it can cause diabetes.
Unlike your liver, the pancreas does not regenerate itself. If it gets damaged, diabetes is very likely.
Addictive Zyprexa was pushed by Lilly Drug Reps.
They called it the "Five at Five" (5 mg at 5 pm to keep nursing home patients subdued and sleepy) and "VIVA ZYPREXA" (Zyprexa for everybody) campaigns to off label market Eli Lilly Zyprexa as a fix for unapproved usage.
Daniel Haszard Zyprexa whistle-blower
#6 Nov 29, 2009
Horrible zyprexa causes a lot more than diabetes. Tuesday will be two years since my late beloved husband passed away to this horrendous drug. I still have nightmares. Terrible zyprexa caused him to have a sudden onset of pancreatitis and the fatal kind of type 1 diabetes. It also drove his triglycerides out of the roof, drove his blood sugar to 1800, yes 1800, complete organ failure, and the physicians wanted to amputate his hands. Fortunately, that did not happen. He was in a coma for the last four days of his life so we weren't even able to talk with each other. My husband's pancreatitis was not caused by drinking since he was not a drinker. It was definitely caused by horrendous zyprexa. Please understand this killer drug does much more to the pancreas than cause diabetes which is bad enough.
Walk In Balance,
#7 Jan 12, 2010
The Zyprexa stuff just went way up in price too,Lilly GREED
#8 Jan 12, 2010
The new drugs Big Pharma illegaly markets are tested at companies like MPI Research that employ researchers like this:
Big Pharma thus has to force the drugs down are throats before the public finds out that they aren't safe, or even deadly!
#9 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 http://z-olanzapine.com 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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