Eli Lilly gives $100,000 to American Red Cross Tornado Disaster Relief Efforts

As reported by Pharmiweb, The Eli Lilly and Company Foundation yesterday gave $100,000 to the American Red Cross for its tornado disaster relief efforts.

This pledge will support families and communities affected by the tornadoes that blazed through Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, and Georgia on March 2, 2012.

Robert L. Smith, president of the Lilly Foundation said “Our hearts go out to those affected by these tornadoes, including those in our home state of Indiana. We’ve been moved by the acts of kindness by people who have sought to help those in need. Today, we join the ranks of many others in answering the call to help”

In addition to this pledge, through its matching gifts program, the Lilly Foundation will provide a 1:1 match of employee donations to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.  The Foundation is encouraging U.S. Lilly employees who want to donate to tornado relief efforts to do so through one of these organizations, thereby doubling the impact of their giving.

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Eli Lilly Given Green Light for Long-lasting Zyprexa


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a long-lasting injectable version of Eli Lilly’s antipsychotic blockbuster Zyprexa.

Zyprexa Relprevv was found to be effective in controlling systems of schizophrenia, including hallucinations, delusions, apathy and social withdrawal.

Schizophrenia patients currently take the the Zyprexa pill daily, but the new formulation will allow patients to visit their doctors only every two to four weeks to receive their injection. It is hoped that this longer-lasting version will make it easier for patients to remain on the medication and for doctors to track that they are doing so.

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