How a drug rep dealt with concerns that Zyprexa (olanzapine) causes obesity and diabetes: A video interview.
As an M.D. and pharmacology instructor I strongly believe that it’s really important that prescribers know the backstage of the pharmaceutical industry. In this video produced by PharmedOut, Shahram Ahari, a former drug rep from Eli Lilly; talks about the tactics he and his colleagues were instructed. The target was clear: to sell olanzapine (Zyprexa) […]
Atypical antipsychotics and sudden cardiac death: medical media coverage
This is a compilation of the media impact of the recent paper published in the NEJM: Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death. Atypical antipsychotics (Second generation antipsychotics) include: Clozapine (Clozaril),Olanzapine (Zyprexa),Risperidone (Risperdal), Quetiapine (Seroquel), Ziprasidone (Geodon), Amisulpride (Solian), Paliperidone (Invega) Physician’s First Watch Antipsychotics Increase Risks for Sudden Cardiac Death