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Zyprexa (olanzapine), prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar mania, has been linked to serious side effects. These Zyprexa side effects reportedly include diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, pancreatitis and increased risk of suicide. According to some lawsuits, Eli Lilly, maker of Zyprexa, allegedly knew about the link between Zyprexa and diabetes but failed to adequately warn the public about that risk.

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Zyprexa Diabetes and Hyperglycemia

zyprexa diabetesEli Lilly & Co. is accused of heavily promoting Zyprexa as a safe and effective drug for psychotic disorders, while virtually concealing the risks of side effects from doctors and from the patients themselves. In a recent lawsuit, the courts agreed with lawyers representing consumers, finding that prior to 2003, Eli Lilly did not properly disclose risks and known side effects of Zyprexa.

With worldwide distribution to thousands of consumers, Zyprexa's side effects were considered such a risk that in 2002, both the Japanese Health and Welfare Ministry and the Great Britain Medicines Control Agency issued emergency warnings concerning Zyprexa and diabetes-related complications.

According to The New York Times (January 5, 2007), in 2007, Eli Lilly agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle 18,000 lawsuits alleging patients developed diabetes or other serious side effects after taking Zyprexa. By early 2007, according to the newspaper, Lilly had agreed to pay at least $1.2 billion to approximately 28,500 people who alleged the use of Zyprexa caused them harm.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning label in 2003 for all atypical anti-psychotic drugs to include the risk of hyperglycemia. Currently, Zyprexa is still approved as safe and effective. Patients should be aware that it could be dangerous to stop taking the medication, especially abruptly, and should talk with their physicians to decide whether the benefits outweigh the risks of taking Zyprexa.

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If you have or a loved on has taken Zyprexa and suffered from diabetes or hyperglycemia, you may qualify for damages or remedies that may be awarded in a Zyprexa class action or lawsuit. Click the link below to send your Zyprexa complaint to a lawyer for a free Zyprexa case evaluation.
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ZYPREXA LEGAL ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

Zyprexa Linked to Falls and Fractures in Seniors
Zyprexa Linked to Falls and Fractures in Seniors
January 21, 2015
Toronto, Canada A new study suggests that Zyprexa side effects could include an increased risk of falls and fractures in seniors. Zyprexa is an atypical antipsychotic medication, but it is often prescribed off-label to treat dementia and behavior issues in seniors. Zyprexa has also been linked to an increased risk of diabetes READ MORE

Zyprexa Lawsuits
Zyprexa Lawsuits
November 26, 2014
New York, NY It’s been almost eight years since Eli Lilly agreed to settle more than 18,000 Zyprexa lawsuits alleging patients developed diabetes and other health problems after taking Zyprexa. Those lawsuits alleged patients developed serious Zyprexa side effects as a result of taking the antipsychotic medication, and claimed Eli Lilly failed to warn them about the risks READ MORE

No Thanks, Zyprexa Diabetes
No Thanks, Zyprexa Diabetes
October 22, 2014
White River Junction, VT You can understand a patient’s reticence over starting the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa and the potential for the onset of Zyprexa diabetes. One 65-year-old bipolar patient who submitted a question to Drugs.com posed that very question after being started on 10mg of Zyprexa READ MORE

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I was injured by the product Zyprexa that the manufacturer has labeled an "Anti-Psychotic". Experiences while on the deadly pharmaceutical led to incidents which resulted in various medical and police reports, all verifying that I was psychotic on this medicine. I have also suffered debilitating side effects for 21 years on it. After the original doctors fraudulently assured me that it was non addictive and non habit forming, It took many, many years to successfully wean off, even experiencing much tribulation because if its HIGHLY addictive nature. Now, Indisputable evidence to the fact that I am currently apparently not a threat to mankind or incarcerated in any jail, nor am I in prison or any psychiatric facility, and that I am clothed and in my right mind and completely off the Nero-toxin will prove that this product causes psychotic behavior and should be labeled a "Psychotic" rather than an "Anti-Psychotic". Also, many victims that have been poisoned with this very same Nero-toxin have developed all kinds of mental diseases including Alzheimer's and dementia, and other diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and more. Many of them have already successfully won lawsuits against the manufacturer. Unfortunately for these victims, they were unable to find a way to stop taking it to save their lives. Now It has been discovered that the manufacturer was not required to remove this poison from the market even after so many people suffered and are still suffering on it today because there was no proof of fraudulent action on the part of the manufacturer. Over the years, as I pleaded with psychiatrists and doctors, no doctor affiliated with the A.M.A would agree to assist me in weaning off of it. Those refusals all led to the incidents in the medical and police reports. My experience with this poison cannot fall under a "class action" type lawsuit because there is no "class". No one else has successfully managed to come off of it to prove its diabolical dangers. There are many witnesses in the form of family, relatives, friends , and neighbors that will testify to the fact that there appeared to be psychotic behavior while I was on the medicine, and none after my coming off of it. This, coupled with expert witness testimonies of police and medical professionals from all the medical and police reports, as well as other evidence can prove that fraud is ongoing in the sale of this Nero-toxin. I have suffered huge financial losses over the duration of my suffering on Zyprexa. And as if enough damage was not done to myself and my loved ones, as well as to law enforcement and my community, after my last small dosage almost a year ago I have been and am currently suffering unspeakable withdrawal effects and damage to my central nervous system.
Hundreds of lawyers and various bar associations from 25 different states have already suspiciously refused my pleads for legal representation in this case. Some lawyers refused to take my case because they said that they do not take claims against Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of this poisonous Nero-toxin. Other Lawyers yelled at me on the phone as if I was doing some kind of a crime in seeking recompense. I found that this pharmaceutical is very, very profitable to its manufacturer and that, most suspiciously of all, no more claims can be made against it with respect to side effect complications.
It is obvious this is a huge case, in that the marketing of this toxin appears to be extremely lucrative towards the lively-hood of the entire medical and legal profession. I have already experienced hundreds and hundreds of denials against pleads for legal help. I have contacted lawyers, law enforcement officials, journalists, politicians, and recent mass murder targeted locations across the U.S., as well as the President himself, none of which would, or could offer help. Most of them had no response at all. Though I have found that this pharmaceutical is very, very profitable to its manufacturer and that no more claims can be made against it in terms of side effect complications, my claim against the manufacturer is unique. I have much more than side effect complications to prove Lilly liable for fraud. I have proof of its direct effect and how it causes psychosis and concrete expert witness testimonial facts to prove those effects.
If you were assured, for certain (hypothetically speaking of course), that the above testimony was accurate, would you be able to recommend solutions as to where I could turn for legal help or advice?
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Back in 1997, I was hospitalized and was given zyprexa. I was 95 lbs, but after only four months on the medication, I gain 40 pounds. Yes, I needed to gain weight, but I had lab results for pre-diabetes. All during this time, I exercised and ate right, but that didn't make a difference. I got off that medication as soon as I could. Twenty years later, I'm suffering from Non-alcohol liver disease, probably the long term effects of this medication.

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Kamreen Belcher was placed on Zyprexia ,Olanzapine ,Halidol and the combination by The State of Oregon,to purposefully alter her mind and memory,due to Kamreen being a main witness against the former Governor of Oregon Neil Goldschmidt,his exwife,Bernie Justo,and Portland Police,Nike Chairman,Multnomah County,Clackamas County,Highland Christian Center,ORegon Health Sciences University,and a host of others who murdered Randi Belcher in 1995. Zyprexia has been used as a weapon,with devastating effects to Ms. Belcher,health,she caught Rheumatoid Arthritis,extreme weight gain,causing schizophrenic symptoms. This application of this State and former Governor Dr. John Kitzhaber,including the current Governor, Kate Brown,all kiss the ass of the known childmolester and murderer Neil Goldshmidt and the Oregon as a State,to torture and experiment to silence a human being. This is excerbated under President Barrack Obama Subarta,and Obama Care. This is also a 22 year torture ,murder,coverup,medicare & Medicaide Fraud! Currently still taking place! True Story! Neil Goldschmidt is or was a Counsel on Foreign Relations Member,and defacto,molester,murderer and still controls the Political strings in Oregon. Ask Phil Knight,financier of the criminal conduct and conspiracy to cover,OHSU,and his personal friend Neil Goldschmidt! Zyprexia is being used as a forced drug on Kamreen,through the Clackamas County Courts,crooked courts,using Zyprexia as a weapon,a terrorist weapon,from a proven child witness,as a chemical ,medically induced lobotomy! Richard Gill,13 year friend and advocate of Kamreen Belcher,advocate of Murdered Sister,Randi Belcher!

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Solomon wolf MD and Rupert Goetz MD from Oregon state hospital force drugged my son on this medication knowing it has worsened him in the past,
Knowing patient and mother were strongly against this
Dehumanizing individuals for their own profit
The doctors prescribing these medications need to be jailed
This is considered medication assault
Inducing harm to the vulnerable is a crime.

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Zyprexa is a Diabetic Antipsychotic

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my son took zyprexa for many years 1999-2004 he gain weight was in the mental hospital he tried to shock me ran with no clothe and always trying to make suicide allot

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My brother was recently given a letter several years ago (from his doctor) telling his psychiatrist NOT to prescribe Zyprexa because it causes diabetes. Of course, his psychiatrist prescribed it anyway. Guess what happened? He now has diabetes!

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Been on Zyprexa 20 yrs. Gained 100 lbs. Even working out all the time. Now blood sugars are coming back high. Tried every med out there to switch to, and it's like Zyprexa won't let you go. It gets bad. You eventally give up from being tortured and beg your dr to put you back on it

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I was prescribed Zyprexa for 1 year, bad labs, pre diabetes then full diabetes was not told, blackouts, severe weight gain, breast swell, edema, skin sores, sever joint pain, acute glaucoma, till i finally colapsed and ambulance took me i was unconscious and woke up in liver transplant unit with severe elevated liver enzymes, too many too list, still trying to recover.

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was on pill and shot forms of zyprexa i got diabetes. Seizures.had recent tia stroke. Skin sores that hurt like hell.ive been off zyprexa almost 2 years was on max shot and pill at same time

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I was on Zyprexa for 2 years and developed hyperglycemia up to 340 with weight gain of 70lbs. I was always tired and in agonizing pain. My doctor did not help in any aspect but switch medicine.

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I suffer from several Zyprexa side effects.

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I got diabetes in 2001 after taking Zyprexa.

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I bcame diabetic while taking Zyprexa.

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At 12-13 years old, I experienced a weight gain of over 100 lbs. and had blood sugar levels that maxed at over 250.

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Have been on Zyprexa 15 years or so. Epileptic-type side effects. Not able to work. Suffering and freezing up; not able to function. Withdrawal symptoms too strong to let drug go. Help please.

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I went from 170 to 240 in three months. My triglycerides were 1200. I attempted suicide. I have been in chronic agony since never missing a dose since late 1999. I completely lost my looks and sex drive. I was 280 and diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, and wore a loud breathing machine tight-fitted mask so I wouldn't stop breathing.

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After taking this medicine for a month I had to go to the emergency room because I didn't know why I was so sick. My blood sugar was almost 500 and my ketones were off the charts. I was diagnosed with diabetes and put on insulin. The doctor immediately took me off Zyprexa and I had to stay overnight at the hospital.

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Since I started taking Zyprexa eight years ago, I have had severe problems trying to stop and/or change to a different medication. I have been hospitalized several times over the last two years, all while taking Zyprexa sporadically, since I gain so much weight. Also when I don’t take Zyprexa, my paranoia returns more severe. To the point of my wife almost leaving me due to the mood swings.

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Weight gain and Type 2 diabetes.

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Excessive weight gain.

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I have developed diabetes while on Zyprexa.

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Diabetes, COPD, Heart Failure.

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Gained 65 lbs in 6 months, skin rashes and boils, varicose veins, swollen feet, nightmares, depression.

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At two time in my like I was on Zyprexa and gained weight very rapidly each time: 60 pounds in 1998 and 50 pounds in 2012. This has caused me to have debilitating back pain and has made getting things done so much more difficult. I had a heart attack this February partly because of the added weight. I have not been able to return to my career as a professional actor because of the extreme change in my body shape. This has caused me a great deal of financial, emotional and psychological hardship.

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Zyprexa caused me excessive weight gain and diabetes. I have medical records to prove it.. I had to go against the doctor and quit taking it. I found a new doctor and lost the weight. But still have problems with my blood sugars.

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Prescribed Zyprexa and now have diabetes.

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I have been taking Zyprexa for 12 years now and developed diabetes, high cholesterol, and memory loss. I would like to know if I am entitled to a settlement from the drug maker.

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