Hood looking on bright side of Zyprexa ruling

Despite Tuesday’s bad news, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is remaining optimistic about his Zyprexa lawsuit against Eli Lilly & Co.

Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein granted Lilly summary judgment on many of Mississippi’s claims, giving Hood, who is one of the few attorneys general with claims against the company not to have settled, a setback.

Weinstein stayed Mississippi’s remaining claim pending the appeal of a third-party payer issue.

“While we are disappointed with Judge Weinstein’s ruling on some of our claims, we are pleased that the Judge saw the merit in our claim for the millions of inflated drug costs Eli Lilly charged our state over the course of several years,” Hood spokesperson Jan Schaefer said.

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