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Lilly's Alzheimer's finding triggers investor hope, doctor caution

August 27, 2012
Bloomberg News
While investors supported the sliver of promise offered when Eli Lilly and Co. said its Alzheimer’s drug may slow progression early in the disease, doctors weren’t as impressed, saying it could take years to find out for sure.
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Lilly wins appeal upholding patent for Alimta cancer drug

August 24, 2012
Bloomberg News
Eli Lilly and Co. won a U.S. appeals court ruling that upholds the validity of a patent for the lung-cancer drug Alimta and blocks generic competition through 2017. Alimta generated $2.5 billion in sales last year.
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Alzheimer's drug results leave Lilly 'excited' but uncertain

August 24, 2012
J.K. Wall
The surprise positive effect shown by an experimental Alzheimer’s drug “excited” executives at Eli Lilly and Co., but it raised as many questions as it answered.
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Humane Society clinic to open with even bigger goal in mind

August 22, 2012
Dan Human
The Humane Society of Indianapolis is ready to open its new Animal Welfare Center in Haughville, featuring a low-cost vaccination clinic. The group wants to raise $750,000 to add a low-cost spay-and-neuter clinic to the center.
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Lilly to book $790M Amylin payment in third quarter

August 9, 2012
Associated Press
Eli Lilly and Co. will book about $790 million in pretax income in the third quarter thanks to an early payment from former drug development partner Amylin Pharmaceuticals.
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Lilly stock slips after competitors halt Alzheimer's plans

August 7, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Elan Corp. are ending most plans to develop an Alzheimer’s drug after a second trial failure. Eli Lilly is developing a similar treatment.
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Cautious hospitals trouble Hill-Rom

July 30, 2012
J.K. Wall
The investor drubbing sustained by Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. last week stemmed not so much from the new acquisition it announced as from the gloomy outlook in the North American hospital market.
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Cook Medical shelves Midwest expansion plans

July 27, 2012
J.K. Wall
Life Sciences Cook Yonkman watch videoCook Medical Inc. had been planning to open five new manufacturing plants over the next five years in small communities around the Midwest, including Indiana, but has shelved those plans because of the hit it will take from a new U.S. tax on medical devices.
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Hill-Rom stock swoons after $400M acquisition

July 26, 2012
Associated Press
Investors reacted negatively Thursday after medical equipment and hospital bed maker Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. on Wednesday said it was acquiring Aspen Surgical Products for $400 million.
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Potential Alzheimer’s drug fails first of four key trials

July 24, 2012
Bloomberg News
Bapineuzumab is in a race with a similar product from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. to become the first therapy to target a cause for Alzheimer’s, rather than just its symptoms.
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Survey: Solo practices nearly gone

July 23, 2012
J.K. Wall
Only 1 percent of the jobs given to Texas-based Merritt Hawkins over the past year were for solo practitioners, the physician recruiting firm reported this month. That’s down from 22 percent of all searches in 2004.
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WellPoint agrees to pay for 3 children to get gene test

July 12, 2012
Bloomberg News
WellPoint Inc. said it will pay for DNA testing for three children to see if they have an inherited heart disease their father suffers from that often strikes without warning, reversing an earlier decision to deny coverage.
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Potential Lilly antipsychotic falls short in study

July 11, 2012
Associated Press
Eli Lilly and Co. said a potential treatment for acute schizophrenia failed in a late-stage study that compared patients taking the drug to those taking a placebo.
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Competing Alzheimer's treatments facing long odds

July 11, 2012
Bloomberg News
Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc. and Elan Corp are racing Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. to market the first broadly available drug designed to target a cause of Alzheimer's, rather than just its symptoms. Analysts say the potential drugs are long shots.
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Zoeller goes after closed Allcare Dental chain

July 10, 2012
Indiana Lawyer Staff
A chain of dental offices that abruptly closed multiple Indiana locations in December 2010 left patients without care, refunds or records, according to a complaint filed by the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.
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Lilly gets 6-month Cymbalta marketing extension

July 6, 2012
Associated Press
Eli Lilly and Co. said Friday that it has received an extra six months of marketing exclusivity on the antidepressant Cymbalta, its biggest selling drug. The extension could mean more than a billion dollars in sales for the Indianapolis drug maker.
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Lilly cancer treatment fails trial in stomach cancer

July 5, 2012
 IBJ Staff and Bloomberg News
Erbitux, a cancer treatment made by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co.'s Imclone unit, failed to help patients with advanced stomach tumors in a late-stage clinical trial.
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Bristol-Myers to buy former Lilly partner Amylin for $5.3B

June 30, 2012
Bloomberg News
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has agreed to pay $5.3 billion to acquire former Eli Lilly and Co. partner Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc., a maker of diabetes therapies. The deal is valued at about $7 billion, which includes Amylin’s debt and a payment to Eli Lilly and Co. of about $1.7 billion.
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Covance plans $150M expansion, 465 jobs in Greenfield

June 26, 2012
The New Jersey-based pharmaceutical research company is seeking state and local incentives as part of the expansion, which would include a new laboratory, set to be finished in 2016. Covance already employs 565 workers at the site.
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J&J, Bayer fail to win U.S. OK for expanded Xarelto use

June 22, 2012
If approved for acute coronary syndrome, Xarelto would compete with Effient from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co and Brilinta from London-based AstraZeneca Plc.
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Medical startup plans 71 jobs, seeks incentives

June 21, 2012
The city of Indianapolis granted preliminary approval for an eight-year tax abatement to Arcamed Inc., which plans to purchase $1.4 million in equipment to design and manufacture titanium and case-tray systems for surgical instruments.
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Lilly resumes $3B stock buyback program, declares dividend

June 19, 2012
Associated Press
The local pharmaceutical giant plans to complete the program started in 2000 by repurchasing $420 million in shares by the end of the year. And on Tuesday, it declared a regular dividend of 49 cents.
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Orthopedic startups attracting big moneyRestricted Content

June 9, 2012
J.K. Wall
The Warsaw area is well-known as the home of gigantic orthopedic implant companies and their suppliers. But now a handful of startups have been able to raise nearly $25 million in equity investments despite the recession—putting a bit more fuel into a fairly stagnant entrepreneurial sector.
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House swipes at health law with repeal of medical device tax

June 8, 2012
Republicans in the U.S. House joined with 37 Democrats to pass a bill repealing a medical-device tax, chipping away at the 2010 health-care law in a victory for companies including Indiana-based Zimmer Holdings Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp.
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Good cholesterol may not lower heart risk, study suggests

May 17, 2012
Bloomberg News
Raising good cholesterol, a goal pursued by Eli Lilly and Co. as the next milestone in cardiac care, may not cut heart-attack risk, says a study that challenges the development of drugs that may someday generate billions of dollars in sales.
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  1. I never thought I'd see the day when a Republican Mayor would lead the charge in attempting to raise every tax we have to pay. Now it's income taxes and property taxes that Ballard wants to increase. And to pay for a pre-K program? Many studies have shown that pre-K offer no long-term educational benefits whatsoever. And Ballard is pitching it as a way of fighting crime? Who is he kidding? It's about government provided day care. It's a shame that we elected a Republican who has turned out to be a huge big spending, big taxing, big borrowing liberal Democrat.

  2. Why do we blame the unions? They did not create the 11 different school districts that are the root of the problem.

  3. I was just watching an AOW race from cleveland in 1997...in addition to the 65K for the race, there were more people in boats watching that race from the lake than were IndyCar fans watching the 2014 IndyCar season finale in the Fontana grandstands. Just sayin...That's some resurgence modern IndyCar has going. Almost profitable, nobody in the grandstands and TV ratings dropping 61% at some tracks in the series. Business model..."CRAZY" as said by a NASCAR track general manager. Yup, this thing is purring like a cat! Sponsors...send them your cash, pronto!!! LOL, not a chance.

  4. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

  5. Funny thing....rich people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............

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