Sunday, June 12, 2005

Who Will Sue the Psychiatrists?

The psychotropic drug Zyprexa was prescribed by psychiatrists for dementia and anxiety. Even the lackadaisical FDA did not approve it for this.

When it was shown that a significant number of Zyprexa users contracted diabetes, and precursor conditions such as hyperglycaemia and ketoacidosis, the victims who became diabetic and suffered from other horrible side effects sued.

Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of Zyprexa, has just paid out $700,000,000 to settle 75% of the outstanding claims. This will handle 8,000 of the claimants.

Who will sue the psychs who prescribed these drugs for purposes other than that which they were approved for?

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