Medicine Information

Zyprexa Lawsuits


Zyprexa is an antipsychotic medication that works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. Zyprexa is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Zyprexa may also be used for other purposes.

Dizziness, somnolence, dry mouth, dyspepsia, constipation, ALT (SGPT) increased, personality disorder, increased appetite, weight gain, akathisia, asthenia, tremor, postural hypotension. Rare cases of Priapism and leukopenia.

Zyprexa has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes. There have been 288 reported diabetes cases in Zyprexa patients, with 23 of them being fatal.

A class action lawsuit accuses Lilly & Co., the manufacturer of Zyprexa of aggressively promoting Zyprexa as a safe and effective drug for psychotic disorders, while concealing the risks of side effects from doctors and from the patients.

The Japanese Health and Welfare Ministry and the Great Britain Medicines Control Agency issued emergency warnings concerning Zyprexa and diabetes-related complications. British Medical Journal Study - British Medical Journal assessment of independent effect of (olanzapine) and risperidone on risk of diabetes among patients with schizophrenia

Patients should understand that it could be dangerous to stop taking any medication, especially abruptly, and should talk with their physicians to decide whether the benefits and risks of taking Zyprexa is appropriate for them.

National Institute for Mental Health on Antipsychotic Medications

Important News

Eli Lilly & Company, the maker of the Zyprexa drug has set aside $690 million to pay patients who took Zyprexa before September 2003 and suffered damages. Injuries that may be compensated under the fund include:

Diabetes
Pancreatitis
Diabetic Coma
Ketoacidosis
Hyperglycemia

If you have suffered any of the above injuries, please complete the Claim Evaluation Form below.

Wayne Walker is president of CapTran, the leader in litigation financial services. http://www.captran.com

© 2005 Capital Transaction Group Inc


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


New York Times

Using Medicine and Science to Improve the Quality of Life
New York Times
To Ms. Onie, that story offers an example of what is wrong with America's health care system: It can be so focused on medicine that it misses the social issues that really drive health. For more than 20 years since she co-founded the nonprofit Health ...



Forbes

RoosterBio Is Targeting $67 Billion Global Regenerative Medicine Market
Forbes
When you hear about “Regenerative Medicine,” it is often about stem cell therapy and tissue engineering. These two innovations alone are driving the large industry market estimates ranging from four billion dollars to $67 billion. The National ...



Daily Record-News

New Ellensburg family practice doctor emphasizes functional medicine
Daily Record-News
“Functional medicine, a lot of it is working through nutrition, discovering and trying to pinpoint any underlying cause for the disease, rather than just treating it with medications,” Elperin said. “Functional medicine is a way to bring the body back ...



Business Insider

Trump gave Kim Jong Un a taste of his own medicine — and now North Korea is begging to save the summit
Business Insider
President Donald Trump on Thursday pulled a classic North Korean negotiating move by canceling his planned summit with Kim Jong Un. Within 12 hours of the cancellation, North Korea backtracked on threats to "reconsider" the summit. It now says it will ...

and more »


PhillyVoice.com

Why medicine leads the professions in suicide, and what we can do about it
PhillyVoice.com
Earlier this month, one of us visited a prominent U.S. medical school to give a lecture on the topic of burnout and how physicians can find more fulfillment in the practice of medicine. Sadly, that very day, a fourth-year medical student there took her ...



SCNow

Florence Family Medicine aims for personal touch
SCNow
FLORENCE, S.C. — Florence Family Medicine employees joined ambassadors from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce to hold a ribbon cutting Thursday morning. Florence Family Medicine, at 315 N. Beltline Drive, Suite E, provides primary care ...



Lifehacker Australia

Your Baby's Teething Medicine Could Be Dangerous
Lifehacker Australia
If you're a parent, you've been there. All the rocking, patting and rounds of “Old McDonald” in the world won't stop your baby's misery. After weeks of sleepless ...

and more »


Futurity: Research News

Don't give opioid cough medicine to kids. Here's why
Futurity: Research News
The findings support recent US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) restrictions on prescription hydrocodone- and codeine-containing cough medicines for children and suggests that opioids in general should not be prescribed for kids' coughs and colds.



The Guardian

Mambas, medicine and one girl's race to survive Kenya's biting problem
The Guardian
In a country where snakebite treatment is costly, hard to come by and often inadequate, Rashid Chiti feared the worst when his daughter was bitten by a black mamba. Now the World Health Assembly is about to pass a resolution that might finally boost ...



Harvard Medical School

The Great Society of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
This year's Class Day speakers offered a wide range of ways for the new HMS graduates to think about—and revolutionize—how health care is delivered in the U.S. Taking small steps together to improve care, the idea of health care as a basic human ...


Google News

home | site map | Dr. Thad Thomas
© 2006