Saturday, January 17, 2009


Have you seen or heard about the Zyprexa lawsuit? Apparently the drug's manufacturer has been ordered to pay the largest liability settlement ever within the pharmaceutical industry.

Why do I write about it? It is one of the drugs that is used, off label, for chemo nausea. I took it throughout my chemo for breast cancer. Would have been nice to know that it can make one suicidal.... Just another example of a health care industry far more interested in profit and pushing their drugs than in the actual benefits and risks to its consumers.

We'll add this larger issue to the "To Do List When Recovered". We, as a nation, must deman higher accountability from these drugmakers.

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