Does Eli Lilly's Future Depend on Acquisitions?

Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY  ) faces declining revenues, as major drugs reach their patent expiration. In this video, health-care analyst David Williamson explains the challenges facing Eli Lilly, and what it can do to confront them. While it has a compelling pipeline, purchasing late-stage or already approved assets would strengthen Eli Lilly's near-term competitiveness. Certainly, there are pitfalls involved with an acquisition, and Eli Lilly's current licensing strategy mitigates some of that risk. Watch and find out if Eli Lilly needs to make a big move, or if staying the course is the better option.

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  • Report this Comment On March 22, 2013, at 1:46 AM, DannyHaszard wrote:

    Eli Lilly did make $69 billion on Zyprexa (Olanzapine) 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*.

    *Tell the truth don't be afraid*-- Daniel Haszard

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