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Praise for The Zyprexa Papers
The Zyprexa Papers. Sounds like a thriller starring Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts. It’s not. It’s the riveting account of Alaska attorney Jim Gottstein’s encounter with the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly, a battle centered around Eli Lilly’s wanton misuse of the drug Zyprexa.The Zyprexa Papers by Jim Gottstein
Many people coming to this book might figure that the Bigley saga plays second fiddle to what is after all called The Zyprexa Papers. A switch from the dizzying heights of New York courtroom drama to an Alaskan backwater. But Bill Bigley’s case is the beating heart of this book. The Zyprexa papers are the bait for Gottstein’s masterly portrayal of how the system treated Bill and will treat you and anyone you know who comes into contact with it.The Zyprexa Papers review by Dr. David Healy, on Samizdat Health Writer’s Cooperative.
“I strongly recommend without any reservations the new book by Jim Gottstein. . . . His book The Zyprexa Papers describes the power and influence of Big Pharma through Jim’s personal story of challenging the road blocks within the legal system and it’s powerful alliance with Psychiatry.Ron Bassman, Mindfreedom International
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Jim Gottstein’s blockbuster new book, The Zyprexa Papers, is essential reading. It should be required reading for every well-meaning friend or family member of someone who suffers emotionally, as well as for legislators who genuinely want to weed out corruption and harm.Review on Mad in America:
Big Pharma Meets Big Diagnosis, Big Courts, and Big Psychiatric Hospitals
by Paula J. Caplan, PhD
The Zyprexa Papers boldly blows the whistle on Eli Lily and their horrible corruption which has led to enormous suffering and death. Jim Gottstein is a brilliant, witty champion for justice in mental health.David W. Oaks, Revolutionary Consultant Aciu! Institute, LLC, www.davidwoaks.com
On December 17, 2006, The New York Times began a series of front-page stories about documents obtained from Alaska lawyer Jim Gottstein, showing Eli Lilly had concealed that its top-selling drug caused diabetes and other life-shortening metabolic problems. The “Zyprexa Papers,” as they came to be known, also showed Eli Lilly was illegally promoting the use of Zyprexa on children and the elderly, with particularly lethal effects. Although Mr. Gottstein believes he obtained the Zyprexa Papers legally, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn decided he had conspired to steal the documents, and Eli Lilly threatened Mr. Gottstein with criminal contempt charges. In The Zyprexa Papers, Mr. Gottstein gives a riveting first-hand account of what really happened, including new details about how a small group of psychiatric survivors spread the Zyprexa Papers on the Internet untraceably. All of this within a gripping, plain-language explanation of complex legal maneuvering and his battles on behalf of Bill Bigley, the psychiatric patient whose ordeal made possible the exposure of the Zyprexa Papers.