J&J Alleged To Hide Evidence That Risperdal Grows Boys’ Breasts


“A drug that was never meant for kids was illegally marketed to kids,” said a lawyer for the plaintiff in opening remarks for the Philadelphia trial regarding alleged Risperdal-related gynecomastia. “Johnson & Johnson knew about this side effect, did not warn about it and actually covered up evidence about it.”

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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].


  1. “J&J’s lawyer countered today that Bentley’s breat develop was normal for a teen going through puberty and Risperdal played no role in it.”

    Ahhh…….only in girls my dear, not in boys!!!!!!! Where did they get this lawyer from? did she keep a straight face while making this statement?

    The CEO, who couldn’t be bothered to make it to court because he had “travel plans,” needs to go to prison, plain and simple! Until people have to go to prison at the end of these tirals nothing is going to change.

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