Eli Lilly’s Biggest Problem in 2013

Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY  ) currently has several blockbuster drugs on the market -- but lookout investors, there are patent expirations aplenty for this pharma giant ahead. Much like Merck (NYSE: MRK  ) , which is dealing with the recent loss of exclusivity for its top-selling drug Singulair, Lilly has to rely on its pipeline to quickly produce drugs with massive market opportunities. In this video, health-care analyst Max Macaluso dives into the company's most worrying patent expiration of 2013.

Can Eli Lilly Defeat the Patent CliffOver the next two years, Eli Lilly will see nearly $0.40 of every $1.00 in sales exposed to generic competition. How does the company plan to respond to this huge patent cliff? Better yet, what does this mean for investors? In a brand new premium report on Eli Lilly, The Motley Fool's top pharmaceuticals analyst delves into everything investors need to know about the stock today. Simply click here now to claim your copy.


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  • Report this Comment On February 09, 2013, at 2:44 AM, DannyHaszard wrote:

    Eli Lilly did make $69 billion on Zyprexa and they still expect to capture 20% of the US market as well as a billion year on ZyprexaXR.

    The patent only expires in the US and some Euro,Lilly announced they have an *authorized* distributor of generic Zyprexa.

    I am keenly interested in how they resolve remaining Zyprexa litigation.

    PTSD treatment for Veterans found ineffective.

    Zyprexa can cause diabetes.

    I took Zyprexa Olanzapine a powerful Lilly schizophrenic drug for 4 years it was prescribed to me off-label for post traumatic stress disorder was ineffective costly and gave me diabetes.

    *FIVE at FIVE*

    The Zyprexa antipsychotic drug,whose side effects can include weight gain and diabetes, was sold to Veterans,children in foster care, elderly in nursing homes.

    *Viva Zyprexa* *five at five* was the Zyprexa sales rep slogan, meaning *5mg dispensed at 5pm would keep patients quiet*.

    -- Daniel Haszard

    FMI zyprexa-victims(dot)com

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