July 17, 2024
Eli Lilly is a pharmaceutical company that has been involved in various legal controversies and settlements over the years. Some examples include:

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Eli Lilly is a pharmaceutical company that has been involved in various legal controversies and settlements over the years. Some examples include:

In 2009, the company agreed to pay $1.4 billion to settle charges that it illegally marketed the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa for off-label uses.

In 2013, Eli Lilly agreed to pay $29 million to settle charges that it had violated the False Claims Act by promoting the use of the antidepressant Cymbalta for unapproved uses.

In 2015, the company agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle charges that it had violated the False Claims Act by promoting the use of the diabetes drug Byetta for off-label uses.

Actos – produced by the Japanese pharmaceutical company, Takeda. Actos (pioglitazone), used for diabetes, was co-marketed by Eli Lilly from 1999 to 2009 in the US. Both companies faced thousands of lawsuits for injuries such as congestive heart failure and bladder cancer. In 2015, Takeda agreed to settle thousands of Actos lawsuits for $2.3 billion)

Byetta – originally produced in conjunction with Amylin Pharmaceuticals and used for diabetes. Exenatide, the active ingredient may have caused pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. Lilly is no longer in partnership with Amylin but both companies, along with AstraZeneca faced multiple lawsuits stemming to pre-2011 use and similar lawsuits have been filed for a next generation product, Bydureon. Many of the Byetta lawsuits have been dismissed but others may still remain in courts.

Zyprexa – Lilly was the subject of the largest criminal fine in pharmaceutical history for its illegal marketing of olanzapine for dementia and pediatric use when it was approved for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in adults. Lilly paid $1.42 billion in criminal penalties and civil lawsuits. Another $62 million has been paid to litigants in 32 states and more lawsuits are pending. The company also agreed in 2007, to pay $1.2 billion to settle 30,000 lawsuits for people who claimed they had developed diabetes due to Zyprexa use.

Prozac – one of the most famous drugs of all-time. Prozac was attributed with a high risk of suicide and Eli Lilly paid over $50 million by the year 2000 for multiple lawsuits regarding Prozac use. In addition, Prozac use is suspected of causing birth defects in pregnant women, though the company has not admitted to liability in lawsuits that claim Prozac birth defects.

Symbyax – a combination of the active ingredients in Prozac (fluoxetine) and Zyprexa (olanzapine). Lilly faced a number of unsuccessful lawsuits for claims of birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, anencephaly, spina bifida and club foot.

Axiron – testosterone replacement therapy has been linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clot development, and death. Axiron is the second best-selling testosterone product on the market and many manufacturers of testosterone replacement products are facing hundreds of lawsuits regarding injury and death. About 400 Axiron lawsuits against Eli Lilly were settled in December of 2017.

Cymbalta – used to treat depression. Cymbalta has been shown to cause severe withdrawal effects in some patients. Lilly has been accused of misleading consumers and the medical community about the likelihood and severity of possible withdrawal effects. Lilly faced a number of lawsuits regarding Cymbalta withdrawal and class action lawsuits filed by people who claimed the company misrepresented the drug. Though settlements may have been reached in a few lawsuits, the class action lawsuit was dismissed in October 2017.

Jardiance – an SGLT2 inhibitor medication used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Jardiance and similar medications have been linked to an increased risk of ketoacidosis, kidney disease, cardiac problems and other injuries to the extremities or genitalia. Though most SGLT2 lawsuits have been filed against other manufacturers, Eli Lilly may be facing hundreds of Jardiance lawsuits, many of which have been consolidated in federal court but have yet to be settled.

Source: https://www.drugdangers.com/manufacturers/eli-lilly-co/

It’s important to note that these are legal settlements and do not necessarily imply guilt on the part of the company.

Read full List: https://www.corp-research.org/eli-lilly

All criminal complaints against Eli Lilly: https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/parent/eli-lilly

 

 

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85-year-old dad arrested for allegedly fatally shooting son during fishing tournament

OVINGTON, Ga. (TCN) -- An 85-year-old man was taken into custody for reportedly shooting and killing his 60-year-old son during a fishing tournament last week.

On Friday, July 12, at 6:55 p.m., Covington Police Department officers responded to a shooting call on Lakeview Drive and found Troy Eaton dead inside a building on the property. Police said the suspect, Wayne Eaton, was still on the scene when officers arrived, and he was taken into custody.

Newton County Jail records show Eaton was booked on charges of malice murder and possession of a firearm.

WAGA-TV reports Eaton and police engaged in a "short standoff," but he eventually surrendered to police.

The Eaton family reportedly organized weekly fishing tournaments at Lakeview Drive Lakes, which was located on land that Troy Eaton owned.

Troy Eaton’s daughter, Tiffany Eaton-Cartledge, shared his obituary and said her father was supposed to get married on Aug. 18, his late mother’s birthday.

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Body parts found in black bags on New Jersey property amid separate death investigation

OCEAN COUNTY, N.J. (TCN) -- Four people face charges after detectives reportedly found the remains of a homeowner during a separate death investigation.

According to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, on June 27, Manchester Township Police responded to the area of Ridgeway and Hope Chapel roads, where they found 25-year-old Gabriella Caroleo with a gunshot wound to her stomach. She was transported to a hospital and died from her injuries.

Investigators identified 35-year-old Maxwell Johnston as the primary suspect in Caroleo’s death and began a search for him. The manhunt ended July 5 when multiple law enforcement agencies tracked him to a home on Ravenwood Drive in Toms River, according to prosecutors.

At the home, U.S. Marshals reportedly called out three occupants, 42-year-old Danielle Bolstad, 34-year-old Jared Krysiak, and 36-year-old Jarred Palumbo, but Maxwell and another individual, 29-year-old Elizabeth Mascarelli, remained inside. Authorities learned Johnston was possibly armed. A standoff ensued as negotiators tried to get him to surrender.

According to the prosecutor’s office, Mascarelli exited the home several hours later and was transported to a hospital for injuries she suffered during the standoff. Using a drone, officials reportedly cleared the residence and found Johnston deceased with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Further investigation revealed Mascarelli allegedly allowed Johnston to stay at the home for several days, and she knew about Caroleo’s death. The prosecutor’s office initially charged Mascarelli with harboring a fugitive from justice, and she was booked into the Ocean County Jail.

As the investigation continued, officials "discovered evidence that a murder may have been committed at the Ravenwood Drive residence on or about July 3, 2024." Authorities determined they might find evidence at another property in Jackson Township and executed a search warrant there on July 12. During the search, detectives reportedly found body parts in black bags, additional evidence, and a gun belonging to Mascarelli.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the medical examiner’s office performed an autopsy the following day and positively identified the victim as the owner of the Ravenwood Drive home, 56-year-old Kerry Rollason. Rollason reportedly died of multiple gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Prosecutors allege Johnston killed Rollason, and Mascarelli, Bolstad, and Krysiak helped the suspect dismember his body. Palumbo allegedly assisted in the disposal of Rollason’s remains in Jackson Township.

Officials have arrested Palumbo, Bolstad, and Mascarelli. Mascarelli faces charges of hindering apprehension, desecration of human remains, being a certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a defaced weapon. Bolstad, Krysiak, and Palumbo all face charges of hindering apprehension and desecration of human remains.

As of July 15, prosecutors said Krysiak has not yet been arrested and is considered a fugitive from justice. Authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest and added his name to the National Crime Information Center Database.

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Brazilian mother’s mutilated body found on side of the road in rural Michigan

NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (TCN) -- A 57-year-old man faces charges in connection with the death of a Brazilian tourist whose remains were found in rural Michigan last month.

According to the Northfield Township Police Department, on Sunday, June 30, pedestrians found the body of 42-year-old Suzan Barbosa-Ferreira in a culvert along a dirt road. WJBK-TV reports that the victim’s remains had been mutilated. Barbosa-Ferreira’s family members told the news source she lived in Brazil but had been traveling at the time.

Investigators with the Dearborn Police Department worked with Northfield Township Police and learned the victim’s last known location was a home in Dearborn. Authorities identified 57-year-old Fareed Hajjar as the primary suspect in the case and arrested him on July 9.

Hajjar allegedly was an acquaintance of Barbosa-Ferreira. Family members reportedly said the victim missed a flight to North Carolina, her next destination. Barbosa-Ferreira’s relatives then tracked Barbosa-Ferreira’s phone to the suspect’s residence, WJBK reports.

On July 12, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office charged Hajjar with two counts of dead bodies –– disinterment and mutilation and concealing the death of an individual. A judge set his bond at $2 million.

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85-year-old dad arrested for allegedly fatally shooting son during fishing tournament

OVINGTON, Ga. (TCN) -- An 85-year-old man was taken into custody for reportedly shooting and killing his 60-year-old son during a fishing tournament last week.

On Friday, July 12, at 6:55 p.m., Covington Police Department officers responded to a shooting call on Lakeview Drive and found Troy Eaton dead inside a building on the property. Police said the suspect, Wayne Eaton, was still on the scene when officers arrived, and he was taken into custody.

Newton County Jail records show Eaton was booked on charges of malice murder and possession of a firearm.

WAGA-TV reports Eaton and police engaged in a "short standoff," but he eventually surrendered to police.

The Eaton family reportedly organized weekly fishing tournaments at Lakeview Drive Lakes, which was located on land that Troy Eaton owned.

Troy Eaton’s daughter, Tiffany Eaton-Cartledge, shared his obituary and said her father was supposed to get married on Aug. 18, his late mother’s birthday.

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Brazilian mother’s mutilated body found on side of the road in rural Michigan

NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (TCN) -- A 57-year-old man faces charges in connection with the death of a Brazilian tourist whose remains were found in rural Michigan last month.

According to the Northfield Township Police Department, on Sunday, June 30, pedestrians found the body of 42-year-old Suzan Barbosa-Ferreira in a culvert along a dirt road. WJBK-TV reports that the victim’s remains had been mutilated. Barbosa-Ferreira’s family members told the news source she lived in Brazil but had been traveling at the time.

Investigators with the Dearborn Police Department worked with Northfield Township Police and learned the victim’s last known location was a home in Dearborn. Authorities identified 57-year-old Fareed Hajjar as the primary suspect in the case and arrested him on July 9.

Hajjar allegedly was an acquaintance of Barbosa-Ferreira. Family members reportedly said the victim missed a flight to North Carolina, her next destination. Barbosa-Ferreira’s relatives then tracked Barbosa-Ferreira’s phone to the suspect’s residence, WJBK reports.

On July 12, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office charged Hajjar with two counts of dead bodies –– disinterment and mutilation and concealing the death of an individual. A judge set his bond at $2 million.

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Man accused of fatally shooting wife, in-laws, and 2 young sons at home

ALAMEDA, Calif. (TCN) -- A Northern California man was arrested for allegedly killing five of his family members, including his two sons, ages 6 and 1.

Alameda Police Chief Nishant Joshi said in a press conference that on the evening of July 10, someone called 911 to report their neighbor had been shot on the 400 block of Kitty Hawk Street. Officers arrived and started assisting the injured victim, then found out about additional victims at a residence nearby. Police went to the other house and were met by 54-year-old Shane Killian, who was detained at the scene.

Joshi said four adults and one child were declared deceased, while the 1-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Alameda Police identified the victims as Killian's wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, and 6-year-old son. The 1-year-old son died from his injuries on July 15.

The father-in-law was reportedly the victim who sought help at the neighbor's home before he died.

Joshi said officers recovered "multiple" firearms from Killian's house.

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office announced July 12 that Killian was being charged with four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, corporal injury to a relationship partner, elder or dependent adult abuse, infliction of injury, possession of an assault weapon, and possession of an unconventional pistol.

As of Tuesday, July 16, the district attorney's office has not shared amended charges reflecting the 1-year-old child's death.

Investigators are still working to determine a motive for the shooting.

Joshi said, "This is a tragic and sad incident. These are the actions of a coward."

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