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Zyprexa $13 Pill Loses Patent Exclusivity and Goes GenericDaniel Haszard for Salem-News.com
Eli Lilly still stalling Zyprexa claims
(Bangor, Maine) - I am a living example of Zyprexa gone/done wrong was given it 1996-2000 off-label for PTSD got sudden high blood sugar A1C 14.7 in January 2000.The stuff was worthless for my condition PTSD and cost me thousands in co-pays gave me diabetes.
Eli Lilly has made $40 billion on Zyprexa and it was way oversold and caused diabetes and in some cases sudden death.
How addictive Zyprexa was pushed by Lilly Drug Reps...
They called it the "VIVA ZYPREXA" campaign to off label market Eli Lilly Zyprexa as a fix for unapproved usage.
Zyprexa (Olanzapine) is known as an atypical antipsychotic It's mechanism of action is thought to be that it increases levels of serotonin and dopamine. It's chemical name is thienobenzodiazepine although is not a benzo like valium. One of it's well-known major side effects is weight gain which is why it is sometimes favored for those with eating disorders (which would be an off label use). Doctors are at liberty to prescribe drugs 'off label' like Zyprexa which is only FDA approved for schizophrenia and bipolar.
They can give it or just about any drug for conditions other than what the drug was tested for. The doctors don't realize that Zyprexa is very addictive once a dependence has been built up and withdrawal is wicked.
I took it 1996-2000 for PTSD and it was worthless for my symptoms and gave me diabetes with an A1C of 13.9 normal blood sugar is 4.
I had to get off it and it took me two months of horrible insomnia, I did not sleep for weeks.
So, be warned that Zyprexa is addictive, I think worst than nicotine and don't go off it unless you do so gradually under a doctor's care.
The deal with Zyprexa is that Lilly pleaded guilty to criminal wrongs ("viva Zyprexa" campaign) the Zyprexa saga was rotten through and through.
Eight Lilly EMPLOYEES got about $8 million each as supposed informant 'whistle blowers'. Lawyers on both sides got millions and millions... most patient claimants who got sick are 'mentally challenged' and less able to advocate for themselves.
We must remember that Zyprexa is way way over prescribed,as only a maximum of .03% of the world's pop is indicated for any atypical anti-psychotics.
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