Group says anti-Lilly billboards rejected
Thursday, November 04, 2021 12:00 PM

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Breast Cancer Action of San Francisco wanted to say Lilly was "making us sick" for marketing artificial growth hormone recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST, given by injection to dairy cows.

"Tell them to stop," the campaign said.

The group alleges rBST, which makes cows give up to 10 percent more milk, is linked to cancer and is dangerous to humans who drink that milk.

Lilly says rBST, which it markets as Posilac, is not a cancer risk and has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

About 10 billboard companies operating in Indianapolis refused to run the billboard campaign, BCA spokeswoman Angela Wall told The Indianapolis Star.

One company, Lamar Advertising Co. (NASDAQ:LAMR) of Baton Rouge, La., said it would run the campaign only if the group could prove its cancer claim.

Wall did not immediately return two phone calls from United Press International seeking comment Thursday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said in a Sept. 30 ruling that milk from treated cows contained increased levels of insulin-like growth factor 1, or IGF-1, which the court said "in high levels is linked to several types of cancers."

"That is a legal ruling, not a scientific ruling," Lilly spokeswoman Joan Todd told UPI Thursday,

The court's decision "was not based on scientific data," Todd said, even though the court said it examined studies of the hormone's effects.

"This is one of the most studied and restudied medicines out on the market," Todd told UPI. "It has been out on the market for two decades. Every scientific study on this product shows that there is no difference in the milk."

The court also said the treated milk contained lower nutritional quality when produced at certain points in the cow's lactation cycle and higher levels of somatic cell counts, or pus, "which makes the milk turn sour more quickly and is another indicator of poor milk quality."

The ruling challenged the FDA's 17-year-old finding that there's "no significant difference" between the milk of cows given growth hormone and those that aren't.

(Source: UPI )
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