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Lilly settlement will fund mental health programs

 

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The state attorney general's office has settled a lawsuit with a major pharmaceutical company and will use most of the proceeds to pay for mental health services and programs in the state. "This settlement comes at a time when the mental health community is most in need," Attorney General Steve Bullock said Thursday. In 2007, the attorney general's office filed a lawsuit against Eli Lilly & Co. Over its off-label marketing of Zyprexa, a drug approved for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults. This week, Lilly agreed to settle the lawsuit for $13 million. Bullock said more th...



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