FDA Investigates Deaths Associated With Zyprexa Injections


The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the deaths of two individuals who died three to four days after injections of “an appropriate dose” of Zyprexa. Both patients, according to a bulletin released on the FDA website today, had “very high” levels of the drug present in their systems after death.

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FDA Probes Death of Two People Taking Lilly’s Zyprexa (Wall Street Journal)

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Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected].


  1. Depot injections are not a high tech science. They take an ester that is supposed to stick to muscle tissue and dissolve slowly and then mix the drug in with it. Theoretically the drug then enters the blood stream slowly as the ester dissolves. If the ester is expected to dissolve in two weeks, they will call it a 2-week depot injection. So many things can go wrong. The nurse missing the muscle when injecting it is a possibility, as if the possibility that the patient doesn’t have enough muscle to hold the ester at all. All the ester really does is make the injected oil sticky, but if it doesn’t stick to muscle, it goes straight to the blood stream.

    Truly a very dangerous, dinosaur age technology.

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  2. The criminals in Eli Lilly and Company have known that their product Zyprexa kills since at least 1998.

    See http://zyprexakills.ath.cx/

    This drug gave me pancreatitis and then withdrawal reactions from hell I was never warned about after taking the free samples there “drug reps” handed out like tick tacks.

    Then after I goto the hospital complaining of the horrible withdrawal reactions that kept me awake for days with anxiety and panic attacks I am confronted with coercive psychiatry with its locked doors and injection threats as those stupid quacks label these withdrawal reactions symptoms of some medically untestable “psychiatric illness” I never had before taking this Zyprexa zombie Olanzapine crap.

    I vomited daily as the withdrawal reactions went on for months cause it would have been better to be dead than to keep taking this zombie poison just to keep away the withdrawal reactions.

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  3. I so agree with you: olanzapine is pure poison. It nearly killed my son twice. Firstly he developed NMS which the doctors kept ignoring. When he tried to get off it, he was unable to sleep more than 10 minutes and to sit still for more than a minute. The doctors ignored that too. Then my son tried to kill himself.

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