Eli Lilly Blasted Over Cymbalta Labeling In Side Effect Row

Law360, Washington (August 24, 2015, 9:53 PM EDT) -- Eli Lilly and Co. downplayed the withdrawal risk of its antidepressant drug Cymbalta to the point of fraud, a pair of women told a Virginia federal jury Monday, saying the company portrayed their symptoms as rare when almost half of the patients experienced similar withdrawal.

Brent Wisner, attorney for Gilda Hagan-Brown and Janine Ali, said the two women experienced a raft of new symptoms after they stopped taking Cymbalta in 2012 to treat pain associated with their fibromyalgia, such as depression, migraines, pain, fatigue and sensations of electric shocks — symptoms the label said occurred in “one percent or greater” of...

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