Lilly CEO: Drugmakers getting bum rap

Eli Lilly and Co. CEO John Lechleiter told Wall Street analysts recently that, while there have been “individual huge drug price increases,” the overall cost of drugs is rising very slowly and remains a small part of overall U.S. health care spending.

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Surprising heart study could bring Lilly $1B annually

Eli Lilly and Co. didn’t win approval for a new drug last week. But its latest study of an existing diabetes drug could create a blockbuster in its own right—adding as much as $1 billion a year to the coffers of the Indianapolis-based drugmaker.

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Lilly expands R&D outside Indy—again

State and city leaders spend millions each year to entice companies to move here and add jobs here. But for the second time in three months, Eli Lilly and Co. has shown that the biggest attraction to a company is talented workers.

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