For several weeks, the state of Alaska has been battling the maker of Zyprexa, Lilly, for Medicaid bills incurred when patients taking the drug for Schizophrenia developed diabetes. The NY Times reported on Friday that the $15 million is only “a fraction of …

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Alaska settles for $15 million from Lilly in Zyprexa suit

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  1. The Wild West nature of the pharmaceutical industry now seems to boil down to – way after the fact, that fact being many deaths and injuries – the company paying big fines to states and the U.S. Justice Department (ala Eli Lilly for lethal Zyprexa and Astra Zeneca for Seroquel – the latest example being Glaxo’s Avandia, a multi-billion dollar fine for 47,000 injuries and deaths). Why is not a dime of this money going to “fix” things? We all know the answer: This is set up as the cost of doing business, and the money goes into the til of government entities which are hard-pressed for cash. Heaven forbid that any of the guilty individuals would go to jail.

    What can change this?

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