Disparity Emerges in Lilly Data on Schizophrenia Drug

There are 4 comments on the New York Times story from Dec 20, 2006, titled Disparity Emerges in Lilly Data on Schizophrenia Drug. In it, New York Times reports that:

For at least a year, Eli Lilly provided information to doctors about the blood-sugar risks of its drug Zyprexa that did not match data that the company circulated internally when it first reviewed its clinical ...

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“Watchtower Whistle-Blower”

Since: Dec 06

Bangor Maine USA

#1 Dec 22, 2006
At a glance,zyprexa was promoted 'off label' to uses that weren't FDA approved.This opens up a can of worms for patients like myself took it for PTSD for which it was ineffective and moreover gave me diabetes.

True,leaked documents don't convey the 'whole picture' but what is compelling is that zyprexa is the 7th some say 5th largest drug sell in the world and Eli Lilly's #1 drug sale by their own admission.
This is for a drug that won't get you "high" cost $2.50 a pill and only indicated for less than 1% of the population.

Hello! Somebody in Lilly land is pushing zyprexa hard-Daniel Haszard
Burbot

AOL

#2 Mar 20, 2007
Zyprexa is a good and useful antipsychotic drug. I took it for about two years. I already had type 2 diabetes and I am schizoaffective. It helped calm my voices and other psychotic features quite well. After all the negative press started coming out my psychiatrist switched me to Seroquel which is associated with less weight gain. Seroquel is also effective for me.
Antipsychotics such as Zyprexa and Seroquel are not known to directly cause diabetes. What happens is that they can contribute to weight gain which in turn can cause metabolic sydrome or as some call it "syndrome X'. Metabolic syndrome can lead to pre-diabetes which in turn can lead to diabetes. It is a process that also involves genetics, life style and attitudes towards health.
Don't give antipsychotics a bum rap. they are very useful for many people like myself with schizophrenia spectrum disorders as well as bipolar disorders. I don't doubt that they are sometimes prescribed to people who don't need them, but in general they are a godsend.
Ryder

UK

#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 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.
Keat

Romania

#4 Aug 17, 2013
Naturally, I am skeptical of everything online. http://z-olanzapine.com 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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