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MindFreedom News - 3 January 2007
Nonviolent Revolution in Mental Health
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MindFreedom Battles Eli Lilly in Court Today Over Secret Zyprexa
Attorney Ted Chabasinski to Report on MindFreedom Internet Radio
Grassroots Internet Campaign Continues to Defy Eli Lilly by
Distributing Secret Files
MindFreedom is scheduled to appear by teleconference in U.S. District
Court this morning, Wednesday, 3 January 2007 to defend the public
right to know the contents of secret Eli Lilly documents about their
psychiatric drug Zyprexa.
An anonymous grassroots campaign is continuing to defy Eli Lilly
attorneys by distributing their secret records about fraudulent
marketing and cover-up of hazards of Zyprexa. Eli Lilly has sought
two gag orders from the courts.
A PDF of a letter MindFreedom filed with Hon. Jack Weinstein, Senior
Judge for the US District Court Eastern District of New York is now
online and gives a preview of MindFreedom's arguments today. In the
letter, MindFreedom attorney Ted Chabasinksi says this to the judge
about Eli Lilly executives:
"While the underlying case is civil, what these documents show is
CRIMINAL behavior on the part of Lilly's executives. They have chosen
a course of action, lying about and hiding the real effects of
Zyprexa, that they knew would lead to the injury and death of
literally thousands of people. If this isn't criminal, I don't know
For more info about today's MindFreedom court appearance and letter see:
Ted will also make an appearance on the live MindFreedom News
Internet Radio Show to report about the court hearing. You may listen
live today Wed. 3 Jan. 2007 at 4 pm EST by clicking http://
www.theprn.org. You may also phone live toll free with questions and
A second guest Pat Risser is a psychiatric survivor activist who has
defied the Eli Lilly gag order by distributing the secrert files
himself, and telling Eli Lilly attorneys he has done so.
For more info about the appearance of Ted and Pat on the MindFreedom
News Radio Show see:
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religions, corporations, or the mental health system. While most of
MindFreedom's members are psychiatric survivors, *all* who support
human rights are invited to join and become active leaders.
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