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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Monday, January 17, 2005

Lilly v. The British Medical Journal

Today's New York Times provides a detailed overview of the recent dispute between Eli Lilly and Company, a large pharmaceutical company that manufactures Prozac as well as several other well-known drugs, and the British Medical Journal, one of the leading medical journals, which publilshes not only medical studies but also news.  In early January, the Journal reported that Lilly did not dislcose certain studies about Prozac before the FDA back in the late 1980s when it was seeking approval for the drug.  Lilly responded quickly by rebutting the alleged non-disclosures point-by-point.  Now, the ball is back in the British Medical Journal's court and it does not appear that they are ready to back off their story.  It is unclear who is correct, but it should be interesting to follow and see who is correct about the disclosure of the information.  [bm]

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