SC Says Lilly, Doctors Made Golf Bets Over Zyprexa

Law360 (September 8, 2009, 7:20 PM EDT) -- In its suit against Eli Lilly & Co., the state of South Carolina reportedly has disclosed notes from company sales representatives that indicate the pharmaceutical giant used golf bets to spur prescriptions of antipsychotic treatment Zyprexa and paid doctors to take part in a speakers program in return for prescribing the drug.

Counsel for South Carolina revealed the notes Tuesday at a hearing on Lilly’s motion to dismiss before a South Carolina trial court as the state geared up for a Sept. 14 trial in its case accusing Lilly of improperly promoting Zyprexa for off-label uses, according to a news report...

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