Someone I know who is happy Eli Lilly is getting their comeupance
Now that the news of evil Big Pharma corporatist drug maker Eli Lilly has been hurting the American people with their drug Zyprexa has hit the mainstream media. I know of someone who has been fighting to get the news out about Zyprexa for years now, who should feel a little satisfaction. Though his fight is far from over at least he can take some solace in knowing this corporation has taken a hit where it matters, their stock price. There is now a chink in their armor.
Who is this person?
My name is Daniel Haszard from Bangor Maine personal website www.dannyhaszard.com I work as a counter-cult educator.
I was prescribed Zyprexa from 1996 until 2000.
In early 2000 I was shocked to have an A1C test result of 13.9 (normal is 4-6) I have no history of Diabetes in my family. In Dec 2005 I made first discovery of the Zyprexa Diabetes link. This website documents my efforts to seek recovery and compensation from the Eli Lilly drug company for causing my diabetes. It would be in their best interest to settle with me straight-away.
I did not make legal discovery until Dec 2005 when I saw a Television advertisement, only then did I make my Zyprexa/diabetes connection and was shocked. A special hardship in my case is an ileostomy from long-standing ulcerative colitis, this prevents me from eating a high fiber diet to control my blood sugar and adds to the cost my diabetes management.
I first read his story last year when he commented on a previous incarnation of my weblog on blogspot about Eli Lilly. If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about Mr. Haszard is that he is tenacious when it comes to fighting Eli Lilly. He’s all over the Internet whenever someone even mentions the corporation’s name. If I were a reporter for the NY Times I’d be trying to get a hold of him right now to hear his story. What Eli Lilly has done is shameful and cannot be forgiven; a pox on the house of Eli Lilly. The stock is being downgraded and I hope the corporation suffers tremendous financial damage as a result. Big Pharma needs to be handcuffed and regulated, they are all out of control. If the Bush administration’s FDA and/or Justice Department won’t do it, then the state attorneys general must step in.