Eli Lilly

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Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is moving to Phase 3 testing of a treatment to prevent COVID-19 after initial success. The next step will be to test the drug at nursing homes where the pandemic has hit hard.

A third person in Indiana has died from the novel coronavirus – a second Marion County resident. 

The number of people being tested for the coronavirus has been limited by national shortages in tests and days-long waits for results. Two companies in Indiana are working to increase public testing.

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly announced Friday its agreement to buy biopharmaceutical company Dermira.

Lilly will acquire the California-based company for a little more than $1 billion.

After a report criticized Eli Lilly and Co. for not doing enough to make affordable insulin available, the company launched a campaign Thursday to raise awareness of their discount options. 

Prescription drug prices have continued to increase and the reasons are complicated.  A study committee examining causes of high drug costs heard about rebates, high deductible insurance plans and tiered drug systems as reasons why. 

Rule To Include Drugs Prices In Ads Challenged

Jun 19, 2019

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is challenging a new federal rule that would require drug companies to include prices in TV ads.

Reducing high drug prices is one of President Donald Trump’s priorities, and the move for more transparency through advertising was announced last year. 

New High Tech Microscope Coming To Indiana

Apr 16, 2019
The Thermo Scientific Krios G3i Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope. The microscope will be housed on Purdue’s campus in the CryoEM facility at the Wayne T. and Mary T. Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology. (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Jill Sheridan

Six Indiana organizations have pitched in to buy a new high-tech microscope. The nearly $9 million machine is a cryo-electron microscope that allows scientists to examine molecules at the atomic level.

Purdue University Professor of Biological Sciences Richard Kuhn says a sample is taken and immersed in liquid nitrogen. 

(Courtesy of American Cancer Society)
Lauren Chapman

A new initiative launched in Indiana will support women-led cancer research.

More women are entering the science field but still struggle to land in leadership positions. The new program from the American Cancer Society in Indiana will raise funds and awareness.  

Indianapolis-based drug company Eli Lilly says it will soon start selling a cheaper insulin for diabetic patients. The move comes amid outcry over high drug prices.

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