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 Zyprexa - EFF

A wiki about a controversial prescription drug, Zyprexa, has been ordered by a US court to remove a link to documents which originated with Eli Lilly, the drug's manufacturer. Zyprexa is Eli Lilly's best selling drug, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Eli Lilly recently agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle claims relating to Zyprexa.  According to  the New York Times the documents showed that the company deliberately downplayed the side effects of the drug.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) intervened: "Preventing a citizen-journalist from posting links to important health information on a public wiki violates the First Amendment" (see the press release and the EFF's Motion).

Although the judge rejected the First Amendment arguments made by a variety of individuals eager to publish the documents, the court reversed his decision in relation to the wiki, which had published a link to the documents

See the District Court Final Judgment Order and Injunction





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