WHISTLEBLOWER - $1.4 billion fines related to Eli Lilly illegal and fraudulent marketing of Zyprexal

The U.S. Attorney’s office publicly revealed the nation’s largest federal whistleblower case to date, which was unsealed in Philadelphia on Thursday, January 15, 2009.  As part of a settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eli Lilly & Company will pay out $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines related to its illegal and fraudulent marketing of the highly profitable prescription drug Zyprexa.