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Long-Acting Zyprexa Gets Limited Ok by FDA

February 8, 2008. By Ginger Gillenwater.
Washington, DC: The FDA decided Wednesday that the injectable form of Zyprexa, a drug manufactured by Eli Lilly & Co. was safe to use for some patients with Schizophrenia. This decision was made by the panel, which is comprised of outside medical experts, states that there are restrictions that come along with this approval by the FDA regarding the use of the long-acting drug due to past issues with Eli Lilly & Co. regarding the link between over prescribing of the medication for disorders not approved by the FDA and an increased risk of suicide.
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Zyprexa: Eli Lilly could be Tagged with $1 Billion Dollar Fine

Zyprexa: Eli Lilly could be Tagged with $1 Billion Dollar Fine January 31, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A four-year investigation into the marketing practices of
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Zyprexa Suicide: Children at Risk

Zyprexa Suicide: Children at Risk January 15, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Fayetteville, TN: When Sarah D. was only a child she was put on Zyprexa to help control the mood swings associated with her bipolar disorder. Beth (Sarah's mother) says that they tried several drugs, but from around age eight to age fourteen, Sarah took Zyprexa. According to both Beth and Sarah, it was only a matter of months after her prescription began before Sarah started cutting herself.
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Zyprexa: Suicide can be a Side Effect of Drugs

Zyprexa: Suicide can be a Side Effect of Drugs January 10, 2008. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: The news is getting harder and harder to ignore. More drugs are being linked to an increased risk of violence and suicide. While some people would argue that, at least in the case of Zyprexa, it is the underlying condition of the patient that increases the risk of suicide, there are more drugs being linked to this risk, making it more difficult to deny that medications can cause people to commit suicidal acts.
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Zyprexa Suicide: Husband Hung Himself... continued

Zyprexa Suicide: Husband Hung Himself... continued December 11, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Rockford, IL Sarah Thompson's (not her real name) husband committed suicide almost six years ago after taking Zyprexa for less than three months. Even before David committed suicide, he experienced some of the stigma that comes with taking Zyprexa and attempting suicide. Thompson has also had her own problems, dealing with the reactions of people around her to her late husband's death.
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Zyprexa Suicide: Husband Hung Himself

Zyprexa Suicide: Husband Hung Himself December 10, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Rockford, IL: Sarah Thompson's (not her real name) husband, David, committed suicide on March 7, 2002, after taking Zyprexa for only three months. Thompson says she has no doubt that Zyprexa changed her husband and altered his thinking. The coroner may agree with Thompson—on David's death certificate, next to "How injury occurred," he wrote, "Prescribed Zyprexa, hung himself."
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Zyprexa Suicide Victims' Families Angry

Zyprexa Suicide Victims' Families Angry December 6, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Louisville, KY The family members of people who committed suicide after taking Zyprexa are understandably upset that they were not made aware of the risks associated with taking the drug. Patients as young as nine years old have reported having suicidal thoughts after taking Zyprexa and some adults have committed suicide.
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Zyprexa Suicide: "Several Years of Pure Hell"

Zyprexa Suicide: "Several Years of Pure Hell" November 29, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Franklinton, LA Many patients who are given prescription medications want to be good patients, so they dutifully follow their doctor's advice and take their meds. Unfortunately, in some cases, such as Zyprexa, the medication can make the patient a lot worse. Not realizing that the problem is the medication, the doctor increases the dosage, compounding the problem. The patient, not wanting to question the expert's opinion, is stuck on a vicious cycle of taking the drug, having side effects, taking an increased dosage and having even worse problems.
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Eli Lilly Putting Zyprexa Patients At Risk of Suicide

November 25, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
Rockville, MD Now we know there is a corelleation between Zyprexa and suicide, people who may not have realized that their suicidal thoughts were related to Zyprexa, now understand that they may not have been in control of their thoughts and actions at all. Unfortunately, some patients, including youth, have committed suicide while taking this medication and even though their families can file lawsuits against Eli Lilly, nothing will bring these victims back.
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Zyprexa: Highest Rate of Suicides in its Class

November 15, 2007. By Gordon Gibb.
Houston, TX A drug prescribed to combat agitation, has the potential to cause agitation: such is the disconnect often found in the drug world and in this case Zyprexa, which has been linked to several serious side effects including diabetes and stroke, and has generated much lawsuit activity.
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