Lilly slams Times over trials data charge

Share this article:

Lilly took a sharp tone in responding to a New York Times article that the company said “likely created a strong false impression with readers that Lilly suppresses data.”

The Times article, following on a New England Journal of Medicine piece, claimed that Lilly suppressed Prozac clinical trials data.

“Not only was the Times' story inaccurate when it comes to Prozac—the NEJM article didn't identify a single Prozac study as unpublished—but it also likely created a strong false impression with readers that Lilly suppresses data,” the company said in a news release, concluding: “We clearly have been transparent. The data is publicly available online; we've presented it to healthcare professionals at major medical meetings; and we published it—more than once—in peer-reviewed medical journals. And we remain committed to transparency. All of which we would have told The New York Times…if only they had called and asked.”
Share this article:
You must be a registered member of MMM to post a comment.
close

Next Article in Features

 

Did you miss January's Top 40 Healthcare Transformers issue? Read how these inventors, strategists, entrepreneurs and wonks are challenging, disrupting and otherwise transforming the healthcare business. And join us April 30 to honor them at the Transforming Healthcare Dinner. Click here.

Email Newsletters