Lilly and Cash

This from CL Psych:

Pharmalot has a very interesting post regarding how Lilly disseminates cash to various organizations. The largest recent recipient was Massachusetts General Hospital, which by sheer coincidence (?), is where Mauricio Tohen, the lead scientist on the Zyprexa team happens to hang his hat. In the first quarter of this year, Lilly doled out over a half million dollars to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. This should come as no surprise, given that a few years ago, the head of NAMI was a Lilly executive “on loan” from Lilly. So it comes as no surprise that NAMI often finds itself issuing talking points that coincide nicely with Lilly’s goals, such as lobbying against restricting Zyprexa usage. Much more over at Pharmalot and the Wall Street Journal (registration required).

Just a few more dots that need to be joined up, I guess.

3 Responses to “Lilly and Cash”

  1. truthman30 Says:

    The “Health Care” Industry is pretty “sick”…

  2. CL Psy Says:

    My mistake. I had thought Tohen worked as Mass General, but I was incorrect and have since corrected my post. Sorry about that. He’s actually at the Harvard Medical Schoo. I apologize for the error. However, my point about Lilly and NAMI is well documented and there is some material in the documents hosted on Furious Seasons’ site that also points to close links between Lilly and NAMI.

  3. CL Psy Says:

    Oops. That should read School, not Schoo in my last comment!


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