Sunday, December 17, 2006

Fraud and Deceit Alleged In Mental Health Treatment, Drugs, and Screening

Eli Lilly Said to Play Down Risk of Top Pill - Can Eli Lilly's Zyprexa (a psychotropic drug) be causing Diabetes in it's users? and isn't it quite the coincidence that Eli Lilly just happens to make huge profits from Diabetes medication too?

In Texas, the Attorney General is suing alleging that the State's mental facilities were duped into using specific drugs. AG Greg Abbott, along with Allen Jones, a former investigator for the state of Pennsylvania, alleges that a state official pushed certain drugs and was rewarded with money. This is a case of alleged fraud regarding Medicaid.

Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer spoke out against mental health screening and this is a speech you really should read.

Some say TeenScreen's Evil Sister - Texas Medication Algorithm (guidelines) Project (TMAP) is a plan concocted by drug companies to influence government officials to push the newest most expensive antipsychotic drugs. Update: Video available on the Texas case. (see: Drug Company Sued).

It is claimed that mental health screening is actually a marketing ploy designed to bring new customers to Big Pharma. Both TMAP and TeenScreen were "recommended" by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. Both are engaged in the first of many lawsuits. There is great national controversy regarding TeenScreen asking kids as young as 9 years old questions about suicide and then referring them to "treatment" (drugs). Lawsuits have been initiated over the fact that screening was done without parental consent. Kids were referred to therapists and put on medications that they did not need. Check out the online petition against TeenScreen, which over 500 doctors have already signed. Check out what schools in your area use TeenScreen.


Daniel Haszard said...


Zyprexa off label promotion scandal is all over the news now.
Lilly drug reps are alleged to have called their marketing ploy,"Viva zyprexa".

Eli Lilly zyprexa cost me over $250.00 a month supply out of my own pocket X 4 years and has up to ten times the risk (over non users) of causing diabetes and severe weight gain.

Zyprexa which is only FDA approved for schizophrenia (.5-1% of pop) and some bipolar (2% pop) and then an even smaller percentage of theses two groups.
So how does Zyprexa get to be the 7th largest drug sale in the world?
Eli Lilly is in deep trouble for using their drug reps to 'encourage' doctors to write zyprexa for non-FDA approved 'off label' uses.

The drug causes increased diabetes risk,and medicare picks up all the expensive fallout.There are now 7 states (and counting) going after Lilly for fraud and restitution.
I was ordered to take it beginning in 1996 for my PTSD for 4 years more,it was useless for my symptoms.Lesson shouldn't give a major tranquilizer like zyprexa which makes you 'sleepy' to a hyper-vigilant patient.

There is a clinical difference between hyper-vigilant and harmful aggression.
Only 9 percent of adult Americans think the pharmaceutical industry can be trusted right around the same rating as big tobacco.

Daniel Haszard

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