Mitch Daniels-Presidential Contender With a Past

Mitch Daniels is the Governor of Indiana, he is also a contender for the US presidency.  Whilst we have become accustomed to some rather dodgy people in this role, Daniels takes skullduggery to a whole new level.  He is a man with a past that needs exposing.

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By Joanne Kenen and Rochelle Sharpe 10:00 am, May 9, 2011

Key findings

  • Mitch Daniels worked at Eli Lilly for 10 years in top positions including president of North American operations
  • During his tenure, Lilly paid more than $2.7 billion in fines and settled 32,000 personal injury claims
  • Zyprexa and Evista were marred by controversy during Daniels’ era
  • Lilly was stung when it lost its Prozac patent; its market value tumbled $35 billion in a single day

Col. Eli Lilly, founder of the pharmaceutical company, whose portrait hangs in Gov. Mitch Daniels’ office. Eli Lilly

Nursing home patients put at risk by antipsychotic drugs, IG says

By Laurel Adams 19 hours, 39 minutes ago

“An inspector general review found that nine of 10 Medicare claims for atypical antipsychotic drugs for nursing home patients were given for dementia, despite warnings of increased death rates.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a potential Republican presidential candidate respected for his fiscal prudence, credits his success in government to the business skills he learned as a pharmaceutical executive.

But when Daniels worked as a top executive at Eli Lilly & Co., one of the world’s largest drug firms, the pharmaceutical giant’s reputation was tarred by some of the nation’s ugliest drug scandals.”

One response to this post.

  1. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a potential Republican presidential candidate credits his success in government to the business skills he learned as Eli Lilly Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Policy.
    The Eli Lilly *Viva Zyprexa” scam occurred 1996-2003 so Mitch Daniels was 4 years into the thick of it,reaped $21 million from Lilly stocks.
    Eli Lilly’s #1 cash cow Zyprexa drug sale $40 billion dollars so far,has a ten times greater risk of causing type 2 diabetes over the non-user of Zyprexa. So,here we have a conflict of interest that this same company also is a big profiteer of diabetes treatment.
    FIVE at FIVE
    The Zyprexa antipsychotic drug,whose side effects can include weight gain and diabetes, was sold for “children in foster care, people who have trouble sleeping, elderly in nursing homes.”
    Five at Five was the Zyprexa sales rep slogan, meaning 5mg dispensed at 5pm would keep patients quiet.
    It’s as addictive as tobacco,because withdrawal is accompanied by severe insomnia for 6 weeks.
    — Daniel Haszard Zyprexa Whistle-blower


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