pharmacueticals

Eli Lilly, Zyprexa, and the Bush Family

“The most important story about Eli Lilly is that Lilly’s two current blockbuster psychiatric drugs—Zyprexa and Prozac—are, in scientific terms, of little value. It is also about how Lilly and the rest of Big Pharma have corrupted psychiatry, resulting in the increasing medicalization of unhappiness. This diseasing of our malaise has diverted us from examining the social sources for our unhappiness—and implementing societal solutions.”
Eli Lilly, Zyprexa, & the Bush Family
http://zmagsite.zmag.org/May2004/levine0504.html

Bruce E. Levine, PhD, is a psychologist and author of Commonsense Rebellion: Taking Back Your Life from Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations and a World Gone Crazy (New York-London: Continuum, 2003).

“Whistleblower charges medical oversight bureau with corruption”
British Medical Journal July 10, 2004
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/329/7457/69

Allen Jones, who worked as an investigator in the Pennsylvania Office of the Inspector General (OIG), gained widespread attention as a ‘whistleblower’ after voicing concerns about attempts by the pharmaceutical industry to implement a mental health screening plan, based on the controversial Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP), in Pennsylvania.

Jones was escorted out of his workplace on April 28, 2004, after OIG officials accused him of talking to the press. Jones was relieved of his duties because he breached OIG guidelines that no worker may report confidential data. Jones indicates he chose to disclose his findings to the press precisely because of corrupt behavior by OIG officials themselves, alleging the OIG’s policy was “unconstitutional.”

Jones further alleged, in a wrongful termination suit, OIG officials had sought to “coverup, discourage, and limit any investigations or oversight into the corrupt practices of large drug companies and corrupt public officials who have acted with them.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Jones_(whistleblower)

Allen Jones’ TMAP Critique (January 20, 2004) on the net at http://psychrights.org/Drugs/AllenJonesTMAPJanuary20.pdf

Study Finds a Link of Drug Makers to Psychiatrists
New York Times
April 20, 2006

“More than half the psychiatrists who took part in developing a widely used diagnostic manual for mental disorders had financial ties to drug companies before or after the manual was published, public health researchers reported yesterday.”

“In recent years, critics have said that the manual has become too expansive, including diagnoses, like social phobia, that they say appear tailor-made to create a market for antidepressants or other drugs.”

See also “Medicating Aliah” http://www.motherjones.com/

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One Response to “pharmacueticals”

  1. Daniel Haszard Says:

    Thanks for the heads up on big Pharma and especially on Zyprexa, which was worthless for my condition and gave me diabetes

    {Only 9 percent of adult Americans think the pharmaceutical industry can be trusted right around the same rating as big tobacco}

    Zyprexa, which is used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, accounted for 32% of Eli Lilly’s $14.6 billion revenue last year.

    Did you know that Lilly made nearly $3 billion last year on diabetic meds, Actos,Humulin and Byetta?

    Yes! They sell a drug that causes diabetes and then turn a profit on the drugs that treat the condition that they caused in the first place!

    I was prescribed Zyprexa from 1996 until 2000.

    In early 2000 i was shocked to have an A1C test result of 13.9 (normal is 4-6) I have no history of diabetes in my family.
    —-
    Daniel Haszard http://www.zyprexa-victims.com

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