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Eli Lilly and Company

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Eli Lilly’s Hazy Memory

A century ago, Eli Lilly and Company grew one of the nation’s largest cannabis farms to supply a variety of pharmaceuticals. Why does the drug maker seem determined to conceal the details of that history?

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The Unblinding: Has Lilly Solved the Alzheimer’s Puzzle? — An Epilogue

The search continues.

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The Unblinding: Has Lilly Solved the Alzheimer’s Puzzle?

Statistician Hong Liu-Seifert will emerge from The Cave knowing the outlook for a $90 billion company—what high-level executives are calling a “binary” event that could result in bringing a drug to market by 2018, and windfall profits; or another blow to the field of Alzheimer’s research.

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The Hoosierist Tackles a Rumor With Legs

The Hoosierist would love to serve up a racy origin story for Kokomo’s Silk Stocking District, but the facts won’t cooperate.

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At Home: Stan Hurt's Man Cave

“When Eli Lilly was 23 years old, he got so bored in the infantry division of the Union Army that he convinced Indiana’s governor to let him start the 18th Indiana Battery.”

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Timeline: Hoosier Hearts Have Come a Long Way

For decades, Indiana physicians have been on the cutting edge of cardiac care—and they’re not done yet.

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ARTS & CULTURE

The best book of 2012, season concerts, Super Bowl leftover, literary souvenir, museum overhaul, fashion photography, new concert venue, artistic discovery, museum exhibit, and more

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Life after Zyprexa: the Future of Eli Lilly and Company

“We want high quality of life as long as possible, don’t we?” says Lilly executive Jan Lundberg. “Many of our current diseases are chronic, and they accumulate with age, so there are major demands coming from the aging population.”

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46 Super Reasons to Love Indy

I. The Vonneguts were here (and still are). The new Kurt Vonnegut mural along Mass Ave has made the likeness of Indy’s most famous author a permanent fixture of the cityscape. And the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, opened in 2011, allows visitors to lay fingers on the very typewriter keys the giant once tapped (and […]

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Side Effects

With thousands of medical success stories and billions in revenue, officials at Lilly are still celebrating the success of Zyprexa. But its troubled path reveals volumes about how difficult bringing even an approved medication to market can turn out to be.

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