The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 09.25.19
Today’s open mic day (the last Wednesday of each month) begins with me announcing and discussing a new revelation about pharmaceutical evil. In in 1994, I was the scientific expert for all the combined 160 product liability suits against El Lilly alleging that Prozac was causing mayhem, mania, violence and suicide. In retrospect, I was the only professional in the world standing up against the growing tidal wave of SSRI antidepressants. In this hour of my show, I explain how Eli Lilly simultaneously fixed the trial and tried to destroy my credibility. I managed to survive despite the fix which involved betrayal by the lawyers who hired me as well as the company itself. Before the the fix was discovered many months after the trial, it looked like a clean victory for Eli Lilly and opened the floodgates to the new antidepressants which do far more harm than good. I spend time on this drama because, after two and a half decades, we now know the size of Eli Lilly’s secret payoff to the plaintiffs. It cost the company a mere 20 million dollars to get returns of multi-billions.
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