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58M • 9/5 2020

The Infectious Myth - Jim Gottstein on the Zyprexa Papers

Jim Gottstein’s legal education was interrupted by a psychological breakdown, but he managed to get back on his feet without becoming a lifetime drug consumer, completed his legal education at Harvard Law School, and turned his attention to helping others. So it was no surprise when internal Eli Lilly documents on the antipsychotic Zyprexa (Olanzapine) were sent to him. But the drug company did not like this and dragged him into a long drawn-out court battle to get him to close the barn door after the horses had fled (Jim had forwarded the documents to others, and not all of them returned and destroyed them). In this discussion, and in his book, “The Zyprexa Papers”, Jim also describes how he fought against the forced drugging of psychiatric patients in his home state of Alaska. Another long, drawn-out battle, with some successes, some failures.   For more on Jim’s work see:   and

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