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Lawsuit Documents Reveal Ghostwritten Zyprexa Articles

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Another drug maker is being accused of using ghostwritten medical journal articles to promote one of its drugs.  This time, lawyers representing plaintiffs in Zyprexa lawsuits are claiming that recently unsealed documents show Eli Lilly recruited doctors to put their names on Zyprexa articles that were in reality written by the company.

Other drug makers have been the subject of ghostwriting accusations in the past, and industry critics claim it is a common practice.  For example, last April the Journal of the American Medical Association published analysis of court documents published uncovered in the course of Vioxx injury lawsuits found that Merck & Co. employees worked alone or with publishing companies to write Vioxx study manuscripts and later recruited academic medical experts to put their names as first authors on the studies. Late last year, Wyeth faced allegations that favorable articles about its hormone replacement medications that appeared American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Primary Care Update for OB/GYNs were ghostwritten.

One expert interviewed by Bloomberg.com said that the use of ghostwritten articles by drug makers like Eli Lilly had created “a huge body of medical literature that society can’t trust.”

According to a Bloomberg.com, in 2002, Eli Lilly embarked on a campaign to boost its sales.   Attorneys for the parties suing Eli Lilly allege that one way the company made sure that Zyprexa was presented favorably in medical journals was to have articles that appeared to be written by leading researchers  “ghostwritten”.

According to company emails,  one such ghostwritten article was submitted to journals such as Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, Bloomberg.com said. “The paper for the Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry supplement has been completed and sent to the journal for peer review,” Kerrie Mitchell, an employee of the public relations agency Cohn & Wolfe, wrote in a Feb. 23, 2001, e-mail to Michael Sale, a Lilly marketing official.  “We ‘ghost’ wrote this article and then worked with author Dr. Haddad to work up the final copy.”  Haddad, a researcher at Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust in the U.K., was listed as the article’s lead author, Bloomberg.com said.

The unsealed documents also indicate that Eli Lilly issued guidelines for ghostwritten articles in a document entitled “Medical Press: Pre-Launch Feature Outline.”  Other unsealed documents also indicate that Eli Lilly complained to journal editors when publication was delayed and submitted rejected articles to other outlets.

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