|To the editor:
Where is the $1.42 billion Eli Lily Zyprexa settlement going as many victim claimants haven't been paid yet? It's the largest pharma-fraud-whistleblower case in US history.
Eli Lilly, the Indy-based pharmaceutical company pleads guilty to promoting Zyprexa for unapproved uses and is slapped with $1.4 billion criminal fine, the largest ever placed on a U.S. company.
Eli Lilly promotes sales of their #1 drug (Zyprexa $4.8 billion per year) that can *cause* diabetes and then turns around and makes billions selling more drugs to treat the diabetes.
Eli Lilly's # 1 cash cow Zyprexa has been over-prescribed and linked to a 10-times greater risk of causing type #2 diabetes and increased risk of heart attack.
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi
I believe that I am the world's most vigorous Zyprexa claimant having posted more than 68,000 web pages.
It ain't over. I will be costing Lilly lots more $$$.
They have three certified letters from me substantiating my claim. I am a classic case for compensation having taken the stuff for four years (for off-label PTSD). I paid thousands of dollars out of my own pocket in co-payments for the Zyprexa which gave me sudden onset diabetes in 2000 with a deadly A1C of 14.2 all documented at my site.
Eli Lilly has up to 250 lawyers just on their payroll in Indy; they have NEVER contacted me except in 2005 to get a release of my medical records. My doctor says, (get this) they never contacted him to verify the information.
There must be millions out there harmed by this drug.
Daniel Haszard, Bangor, ME