Conn. Jumps Into Zyprexa Fray With Lawsuit

Law360, New York (March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Eli Lilly & Co. was hit with a new lawsuit Thursday over its controversial anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa, this time filed by the state of Connecticut.

Echoing allegations that Eli Lilly already faces in a massive multidistrict litigation in the Eastern District of New York, Connecticut alleges that Eli Lilly first overcharged for the drug and then marketed it through a fraudulent campaign that concealed its possible link to diabetes.

The lawsuit also alleges that the company engaged in racketeering with medical marketing firms and doctors in...
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