This theft is a true heist, a caper, a job, a deal rarely occurring. This must be one of the biggest drug deals ever and they’re going to have some happy customers lined up for this product.
March 17, Enfield, Conn.
Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) confirmed Wednesday afternoon that antidepressants, including Prozac and Cymbalta, as well as the antipsychotic Zyprexa were among the drugs stolen during the weekend in one of the biggest pharmaceutical heists ever.The retail value of the stolen drugs is $75 million. Can you imagine the lines of prospective customers knowing that their drugs were pure and F.D.A. approved?
Also included on the list of stolen drugs were cancer drug Gemzar and attention deficit and hyperactivity treatment Strattera.
In a statement, the drug maker said it is working with the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations and other law enforcement to recover cases of drugs taken from its warehouse in Enfield, Conn.
The incident is the latest in a string of similar thefts in recent years that have become a concern to regulators. The FDA is trying to crack down on stolen drugs because they pose a potential threat to the legitimate supply chain and to public health.