Pharmaceutical

Doctor charged with overprescribing painkillers

August 19, 2013
Mason King, Associated Press
Dr. Segun Rasaki, 49, prescribed drugs like hydrocodone and methadone to people who didn't need them, and submitted fraudulent insurance claims such as duplicate billings, according to court documents.
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Lilly lung cancer drug raises patient survival in trial

August 13, 2013
Bloomberg News
If approved, the drug would be a potent boost to Lilly’s product portfolio. It would also mean a critical new therapy for a cancer that’s proven difficult to treat.
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Lilly aims potential Alzheimer’s drug at early patients

July 12, 2013
Bloomberg News
The trial of 2,100 patients, called Expedition III, will use new measures of cognitive function, such as the ability to do tasks like cooking or driving, or remembering words after a delay.
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Rx benefits manager plans to hire 205 by 2015

July 9, 2013
Associated Press
Lisle, Ill.-based Catamaran Corp. has committed to hiring 104 full-time, permanent employees next year and a total of 205 by 2015.
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Lilly drug for Alzheimer's gets limited Medicare coverage

July 8, 2013
Bloomberg News, Associated Press
Lilly officials said they will push ahead with the first-of-a-kind imaging chemical, despite the mostly negative ruling by Medicare officials.
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Lilly's Lechleiter back at helm after health scare

July 8, 2013
Associated Press
Eli Lilly and Co. Chairman and CEO John Lechleiter is back to full-time work after taking a leave in May to have surgery for a dilated aorta, the company announced Monday morning.
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Lilly wins patent lawsuit on J&J Alzheimer’s research

June 25, 2013
Bloomberg News
A patent held by J&J’s Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy Research & Development unit isn’t valid, Judge Richard Arnold said in a ruling in London Tuesday.
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Lilly’s experimental diabetes drug helps patients lose weight

June 24, 2013
Bloomberg News
Lilly’s drug, if approved, may be a significant competitor to Novo Nordisk A/S’s Victoza, which generated $1.64 billion in 2012.
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Drugmakers may face ‘pay for delay’ suits, high court rules

June 18, 2013
Bloomberg News
Drug companies like Eli Lilly and Co. can be sued for paying rivals to delay low-cost versions of popular medicines, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a decision that rewrites the rules governing the release of generic drugs.
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Lilly to take over development of diabetes drug

June 17, 2013
Associated Press
Eli Lilly and Co. will pay Canadian drug developer Transition Therapeutics Inc. at least $7 million and up to as much as $247 million to take over the development of a potential diabetes treatment.
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Lilly halts trial of experimental Alzheimers drug

June 14, 2013
The trial ended after participants showed abnormal liver biochemistry, the Indianapolis-based drugmaker said Thursday in a statement.
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New law lets pharmacists provide pneumonia, HPV vaccines

June 13, 2013
 The Statehouse File
Starting July 1, pharmacists will be able to offer a much wider variety of immunizations to customers, in an effort from lawmakers to make health care more accessible.
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Lilly study: 1 in 5 Alzheimer's patients misdiagnosed

May 20, 2013
J.K. Wall
The study results, which will be released Monday afternoon, are part of Indianapolis-based Lilly’s campaign to get Medicare to pay for use of its brain imaging agent Amyvid.
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Canada’s Supreme Court won’t hear Lilly appeal on Zyprexa

May 16, 2013
Bloomberg News
Eli Lilly claims recent decisions by Canadian courts invalidating 17 drug patents have made the country an outlier among major developed countries.
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Lilly stops development on cancer drug after failed study

May 10, 2013
Bloomberg News
The drug, enzastaurin, was in the most advanced stage of testing and had been expected to generate $260 million in annual sales by 2018.
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Lilly's sales-force restructuring to affect 1,600-plus

May 6, 2013
J.K. Wall
Lilly will eliminate 1,624 positions from its U.S. sales force in July, according to a notice the company made to state officials. But some of those workers may be rehired by the firm.
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Lilly taking hard look at Pfizer's new Viagra strategy

May 6, 2013
Associated Press
Major drugmakers, including Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co., are closely watching Pfizer Inc.'s plan to sell Viagra directly to consumers. The bold move blows up the drug industry's distribution model.
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Lilly suing J&J for patent rights in Alzheimer's drug race

April 25, 2013
Bloomberg News
Eli Lilly and Co. is seeking to revoke a patent held by a Johnson & Johnson unit, arguing at a London court it might delay availability of a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
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Nora pharmacy recalls compounded drugs

April 23, 2013
Associated Press
A pharmacy that makes specialty medications is recalling nearly 100 compounded drugs after federal regulators found potential safety problems during an inspection.
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Lilly on the rise as investors run back to pharma stocks

April 22, 2013
J.K. Wall
Investors are gaining confidence in the ability of major drugmakers, including Eli Lilly and Co., to improve their pipelines of new products. The big pharma firms begin to report first-quarter earnings this week.
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Lilly's $30.6M tax abatement request clears hurdle

April 18, 2013
 IBJ Staff
The pharmaceutical firm has $400 million in projects in the works for its facilities south of downtown. City officials have advanced its request for tax breaks to a public hearing and final consideration May 1.
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Lilly seeks $30.6M in tax breaks on downtown projects

April 15, 2013
Mason King
Indianapolis development officials on Wednesday will weigh the 10-year requests from the pharmaceuticals giant related to a new manufacturing plant and improvements to existing operations downtown.
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Expected revenue slump spurs Lilly to cut sales force

April 11, 2013
J.K. Wall
The Indianapolis pharmaceuticals giant said Thursday that it would lay off hundreds of U.S. sales reps, as it prepares for the loss of patent protection on two of its best-selling drugs.
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J&J wins OK for first in new class of diabetes drugs

March 31, 2013
Bloomberg News
Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest seller of health-care products, won approval for the first in a new family of diabetes drugs, giving them the edge against rivals including Eli Lilly and Co. that are developing similar medicines.
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Lilly, Boehringer submit diabetes drug to FDA

March 25, 2013
Associated Press
Eli Lilly and Co. said Monday that it has submitted a new type 2 diabetes treatment it is developing with German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim to the Food and Drug Administration.
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