In response to the findings, Eli Lilly issued a statement “to set the record straight.”
“There is nothing more important to Lilly than the safety of our medicines. The medical issues about these antidepressants have been addressed in our data submissions to the FDA [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] or regulators in other countries and in scientific journals and conferences for more than 20 years,” the statement said. “No regulatory authority has ever determined that Lilly withheld or improperly disclosed any data related to these medications.”
Joanna Moncrieff, a senior lecturer of psychiatry at University College London in England, said this is the first analysis that links antidepressants to increased aggression in children.