Justice Asks Judge to Force J&J Chief Executive to Testify Regarding Risperdal

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The Department of Justice, per its ongoing lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson regarding alleged kickbacks to a Omnicare, a provider of pharmacy services, has asked a federal judge to compel incoming Chief Executive Alex Gorsky to testify. The Justice Department says Mr. Gorsky “has relevant knowledge concerning Janssen’s marketing to Omnicare, including information that Janssen failed to disclose to Omnicare concerning Risperdal.”

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Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected]

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