Eli Lilly Gears Up For Zyprexa Showdown

Law360, New York (March 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Eli Lilly & Co. faces its first trial this week over allegations that the pharmaceutical company failed to warn about potential side effects of its schizophrenia medication Zyprexa, in a case that is likely to influence other state lawsuits and investigations.

Alaska, one of the nine states that have filed suit against Lilly, stands to get the first crack at the Indianapolis-based drugmaker before a jury in the Superior Court for the State of Alaska. The jury selection process is set to begin Tuesday.

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