Zyprexa Boasts 28,500 Victims

Zyprexa Maker Eli Lilly Settles with 28,500 victims for $1.2 Billion to date: Since Zyprexa's introduction in 1996, Eli Lilly has paid out $1.2 Billion--yes, that's Billion--in settlement claims to a whopping 28,500 victims of the drug's major and life-threatening side effects including high blood sugar, weight gain and diabetes. But with annual sales of $4.2 Billion, $100 million a year in claim payouts doesn't worry Lilly. What does worry the drug company is the incriminating, image-tarnishing evidence used in these trials that has been made public despite lawyer protective orders and confidentiality agreements signed by victims.