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Zyprexa Linked to Falls and Fractures in Seniors

Zyprexa Linked to Falls and Fractures in Seniors January 21, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
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.
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Zyprexa Lawsuits

Zyprexa Lawsuits November 26, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
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.
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No Thanks, Zyprexa Diabetes

No Thanks, Zyprexa Diabetes October 22, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
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.
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Zyprexa Plaintiff Still Suffers in Spite of Court Decision

Zyprexa Plaintiff Still Suffers in Spite of Court Decision March 17, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
St. Louis, MO There is little doubt that the plaintiff in a Zyprexa side effects lawsuit is stricken with tardive dyskinesia likely caused by his use of Zyprexa over a time span of four years. However, in spite of the best efforts of his Zyprexa lawyer, Timothy Boehm’s lawsuit was lost after defendant Eli Lilly was granted summary judgment in the case. An appeals court upheld the lower court’s ruling.
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Incidence of Zyprexa Diabetes in Youth Rising in Tennessee

Incidence of Zyprexa Diabetes in Youth Rising in Tennessee January 2, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Nashville, TN Diabetes is a disease that most often affects adults later in life, due partly to weight gain, lack of exercise and poor diet habits exacerbated over time. Juvenile diabetes, on the other hand, is rare, and just as well given the challenges associated with diabetes. However, a growing concern surrounding side effects of a popular class of antipsychotics is the increased risk of Zyprexa diabetes in youth.
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Zyprexa Side Effects in Youth Concerning

Zyprexa Side Effects in Youth Concerning November 30, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Seattle, WA Patients taking medications understand that there is a risk of side effects, but when those medications put their health at risk, they question whether the benefits of the drugs outweigh the risks. Zyprexa side effects, which reportedly include a risk of weight gain and a suggested link between Zyprexa and diabetes, concern some researchers because Zyprexa has been used to treat adolescents, potentially putting them at risk of health problems into adulthood.
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Zyprexa Relprevv Patient Deaths Prompt FDA Investigation

June 18, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating two unexplained deaths in patients who received an intramuscular injection of the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa Relprevv (olanzapine pamoate).
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Zyprexa on Trial in Alaska: Lilly Accused of Putting Profit Before Patients

Zyprexa on Trial in Alaska: Lilly Accused of Putting Profit Before Patients March 9, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Anchorage, AK Spectators in a courtroom in Anchorage are getting an earful about how Zyprexa maker Eli Lilly waited, according to a witness, almost nine years to add warnings to Zyprexa with regard to a risk for diabetes, elevated blood sugar levels and weight gain.
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Swedish Professor Slams Zyprexa, Pulls no Punches

Swedish Professor Slams Zyprexa, Pulls no Punches November 22, 2007. By Gordon Gibb.
Hagersten, Sweden: Zyprexa is the sixth largest seller in Sweden, in all categories, and Rolf Adolfsson isn't happy about that. Unhappy, because the endocrine effects of Zyprexa are extremely dangerous, so says the noted Swedish professor of Psychiatry.
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Zyprexa Side Effects are Deadly

November 21, 2007. By Heidi Turner.
St. Petersburg, FL There appears to be no group that is safe from the deadly side effects of Zyprexa. Seniors with dementia who are given the drug are at an increased risk of death, adults and children have a risk of suicidal tendencies and those who survive that may suffer from serious weight gain and diabetes. With all these potentially dangerous side effects associated with Zyprexa, can it still be said that the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks?
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