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Articles Tagged with Antipsychotics

Johnson & Johnson, (J&J) the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device maker recently received a one, two punch over its antipsychotic blockbuster drug, Risperdal.

Dallas Defective Medical Device attorneyThe drug manufacturer lost the first trial in state court in Philadelphia over allegations that Risperdal causes gynecomastia or abnormal breast growth in boys and young men exposed to the popular antipsychotic drug.

The jury slapped Johnson & Johnson to pony up $2.5 million in compensatory damages to a young Alabama man blamed the company for promoting the “off label” use of Risperdal, which in turn resulted in gynecomastia.

Currently underway in the State Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, there is a trial over the side effects of Risperdal, a popular antipsychotic medication. According to riveting court testimony, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), knew as early as 2001 that the medication caused boys to grow breasts.

Dallas Defective Medical Device attorneyThis testimony was provided by David Kessler, the former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in the first case over the antipsychotic medication to be decided by a jury in state court in Philadelphia.

J&J, no stranger to governmental fines, has paid more than $2 billion to resolve a criminal probe over its drug Risperdal.

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