Skip to Content

Lilly CEO Vows Medical Innovations In Full-Page Ad

BRIEF: Lilly CEO Vows Medical Innovations In Full-Page ad [The Indianapolis Star]

From Indianapolis Star (IN) (August 18, 2010)

Aug. 18--John Lechleiter, chairman and CEO of Eli Lilly and Co., uses a prominent forum -- a full-page advertisement in today’s Indianapolis Star -- to cheer on colleagues and a city.

In the ad, he promises that the drug maker will "bring forth medical innovations that make a real difference" in patients’ lives, despite recent setbacks that include the loss of one of its potential treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease.

"This is certainly a time of great challenge for our company and our industry," he writes. "But it’s also a time of great opportunity."

"There will be times when we will suffer setbacks and experience failure. That is the nature of the work we undertake," he writes.

Reach Star reporter Tom Spalding at or contact him at (317) 444-6202.

To see more of the Indianapolis Star or to subscribe to the newspaper, go to

Copyright (c) 2010, The Indianapolis Star

Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.


Posted: August 2010