Cherokee Nation Sues J&J Over Risperdal Deception

Kermit Cole
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Two years after Johnson & Johnson received a fine of $2.2 billion from the U.S. Department of Justice for “misbranding” Risperdal, the Cherokee Nation is suing the company for its misrepresentations of the drug as safe and effective for the elderly. J&J marketed Risperdal as a treatment for older people with agitation from dementia, a practice the FDA warned is dangerous for older people.

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Of further interest:

Tribe Sues Over Drug ‘Misbranding’  (Sequoyah County Times)

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Kermit Cole
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]

4 COMMENTS

  1. Umm, is this the same Johnson & Johnson as well as, subsidiary stated here:
    “By September 2012 Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals faced more than 130 Risperdal and/or Invega lawsuits”? The same Johnson & Johnson that had the $62 BILLION dollar settlement brought by the US Attorney General Eric Holder for the use of Invega Sustenna wrongly administered to/on our elderly? WOW.