Lilly defends Prozac from attack by Scientologists - 1991-05-26

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F218.png Lilly defends Prozac from attack by Scientologists May 26, 1991, UPI

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. claims the Church of Scientology is perpretrating a 'great hoax' in its attack on Lilly's anti-depressant drug Prozac.

Lilly, whose sale of the drug last year totaled $750 million, said more than 3 million people have been treated with Prozac since it was introduced in 1988.

But sales have declined this year following a publicity campaign by the Scientologists and about 60 civil lawsuits claiming the drug causes people to commit suicide and to be a threat to others.


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