Attorney Ads Make Mentally Ill Stop Taking Drugs: Lilly

Law360, New York (June 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A survey of 402 psychiatrists funded by pharmaceutical maker Eli Lilly & Co. found that people with mental illness often stop taking their drugs or ask to be switched from a drug that is effectively treating them after seeing attorney advertisements for product liability suits.

According to the survey, which was commissioned by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and Lilly, 97% of the participating psychiatrists had one or more patients who stopped taking medication or reduced their dosage and 52% believed patients took this...
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