Not just a drug that didn't help, but one with DANGEROUS side effects (including increased mortality rates).
Good job, Eli Lilly!!! That really shows strong ethics and a righteous moral compass.
We want you to profit because you're obviously a very responsible corporate citizen.
Snake Oil:A product that has been proven to not live up to the vendor's marketing hype. The term comes from the 1800s in which elixirs and potions of all kinds, even ones that supposedly included the oils from snakes, were sold as a cure for everything that ailed a person.