Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Company apologized to customers who got bad information from a fake Twitter account.

An account that featured Eli Lily's name and logo posted that insulin is now being offered for free. The account had a blue Twitter verification checkmark, which was given out to subscribers who paid $8 for the company's new subscription service.

The tweet received thousands of retweets before it disappeared.

"We apologize to those who have been served a misleading message from a fake Lilly account," Eli Lilly said in a tweet from its actual account, which now has an "official" checkmark in addition to the blue verified checkmark.... Read More: WMAR2NEWS