Eli Lilly

  1. Diabetes drug makers slapped with $9 billion penalty

    Court hits Big Pharma with $9 billion haymaker

    Listen, I've heard that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. But I've spent most of my adult life trying to figure out which language these slimy drug company execs are speaking.

    They always seem to be talking Martian -- and when they do, it gets my Mercury rising fast.

    But it looks like a Louisiana jury has finally cracked the code. Because they're sending two of the largest, dirtiest drug companies on the block a loud message you'd understand in any language.

    They're slapping 'em right in the wallet. A federal court has just fined Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly $9 BILLION for allegedly lying and withholding data proving that their diabetes drug Actos causes bladder cancer.

    This wasn't some slap on the wrist, either -- it was a punch in the gut. This is more than THREE TIMES what the Libyan government paid to victims after it blew up Pan Am Flight 103. And it represents two full years of Eli Lilly's profits.

    The only shame is that we couldn't make these heartless, drug-pushing hooligans pay more.

    You see, the FDA warned in 2011 that Actos could boost your bladder cancer risk 40%, but "only" if you took it for longer than a year. Well, that covers just about everybody. Ever heard of a diabetes drug you only take for a year?

    And you'll have to excuse Takeda and Eli Lilly if they weren't exactly floored by the news. According to a whistleblower who came forward during the trial, Takeda knowingly withheld information that linked Actos to cancer. These greedy pigs were hell-bent on getting FDA approval, even if it killed you.

    Well, as my mother always said, only a fool gets tricked twice. If you're taking Cialis, Prozac, Prevacid, or any other product made by Eli Lilly and Takeda, talk to your doc about ditching them forever. Because what we know about these drugs is terrifying -- but what we don't know may be even worse.

    Your backstage pass to Big Pharma's dirty dealings,

  2. Sham study aims to put 2 million kids on ADHD meds

    Did pill-pushing apologists invent sham disease for kids?

    He's supposed to be learning long division, but his brain is somewhere else. He's daydreaming about making the game-winning shot. Maybe he's practicing his autograph in the margins of his math homework.

    To me, he's just a typical 10-year-old -- but I guess I don't see the world through Big Pharma-tinted glasses. Because when those dope peddlers look at your kid, all they see are dollar signs.

    And it looks like these corporate hogs are getting ready to once again dip their filthy hooves into your family's piggy bank to try to wring every last penny out of you that they can. To do it, they've even invented some sham disease that sounds like it came straight out of a Dr. Seuss book, not a medical journal.

    The infamous Dr. Russell Barkley... the same guy who I could almost swear has never met a kid he wouldn't diagnose with ADHD... has returned. And from this side of the fence it looks like he's practically working hand-in-hand with his drug company sugar-daddies to make sure that by this time next year, your kid (and every other kid you know) never goes to school without a bottle of dangerous pills.

    Barkley and his colleagues are claiming to have "discovered" a new form of ADHD that would allow AT LEAST 2 million more kids to qualify for dangerous drugs like Ritalin. Kids afflicted with Dr. Barkley's mysterious new "sluggish cognitive tempo" could be lethargic and may spend a lot of time daydreaming.

    In other words, they're KIDS. But they won't stay regular kids for long, once powerful stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin get them fidgeting and grinding their teeth like a pack of rabid, pill-popping zombies.

    Dr. Barkley is the godfather of ADHD in America. He even publishes an ADHD newsletter for parents. But like lots of "godfathers," he keeps some pretty shady company. He's been accepting "fees" from Eli Lilly, one of the largest makers of ADHD meds, for years -- and I'll give you one guess who generously cooperated with his latest research.

    And it's a heck of a deal for them. ADHD drugs retail for up to $150 a month. Figure 2 million kids over 12 months, and we're talking about a Big Pharma haul of an extra $3.6 BILLION A YEAR!

    And all they had to do was invent a disease.

    Any time some bigwig researcher starts pushing for more kids to take drugs, I don't just check his background -- I check his pockets. And more often than not, I find a heck of a lot more than lint.

    Just months from now, doctors across America are going to start writing prescriptions for "sluggish cognitive tempo," and they've got their sights set square on your kid. But before you consider dangerous drugs for your child, consider the source.

    Because sluggish cognitive tempo isn't some medical breakthrough. It's a billion-dollar swindle that stinks worse than a desert outhouse.

  3. Big Pharma "speaking fees" creating medical millionaires

    Find out if your doctor is accepting cash from major drug companies.
  4. FDA may eliminate drug safety warnings in commercials

    FDA pressing mute on deadly drug warnings Tell me something -- does anyone ruin a mood quite like Uncle Sam? I mean, there you are flipping through the channels, when one of Eli Lilly's sexy ads for Cialis comes on the tube. Some good looking fella in his 60s pops a little pill and the next thing you know he...

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