Scientology Lawsuit Against Drug Company's Executive Dismissed - 1992-05-30
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ A federal judge in Arlington, Va., on Friday dismissed a $20 million libel lawsuit the Church of Scientology had filed against an executive with Eli Lilly & Co., the maker of Prozac.
The lawsuit accused Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., a vice president of the Indianapolis-based pharmaceuticals company, of maligning the church in comments published in USA Today. The Arlington-based newspaper was not named as a defendant.
The church believes Prozac, an antidepressant, is unsafe and can lead to suicidal tendencies. Many members testified against the drug during hearings held last year by the Food and Drug Administration, which ruled Prozac safe.