Tag: johnson & johnson

Makers of Risperdal Sued for Breast Development in Boys

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Thousands of boys and young men are lined up in courthouses around the country to sue J&J for gynecomastia caused by taking Risperdal as young children. The condition is irreversible except by surgical removal. Collectively, they have become known as the Risperdal Boys.

ā€œCarl Elliot Challenges J&J Ethics Prizeā€

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ā€œItā€™s like giving Strom Thurmond a civil rights prize, or Wells Fargo an award for business ethics,ā€ said Dr. Carl Elliott, a bioethicist at...

“Jury Smacks J&J with $70M in Damages in Latest Risperdal Breast...

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Fierce Pharma reports: "Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) is fighting more than 1,500 legal claims that its antipsychotic Risperdal triggered breast development in boys, and...

SCOTUS Declines Risperdal Appeal, J&J to Pay $124 M

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On Monday, the US Supreme Court declined to hear Johnson and Johnsonā€™s final appeal, forcing the company to pay $124 million for the deceptive marketing of the antipsychotic Risperdal. In 2011, South Carolina ordered the company to pay $327 million for pursuing ā€œprofits-at-all-costsā€ in its efforts to persuade doctors to prescribe their drug, but the fine was lowered to $136 million last year. The company had hoped to argue that the remaining penalties constituted an ā€œexcessive fineā€ and was supported by PhRMA, the Washington Legal Foundation, the Cato Institute and the Chamber of Commerce.

Still Mistreating the Elderly with Psychiatric Drugs: Antipsychotics

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The percentage of seniors in the United States prescribed potentially deadly antipsychotic drugs increases with age. A new study reveals that in the face of serious risks of strokes, fractures, kidney injuries, and death, over seventy-five percent of seniors given antipsychotics do not have a diagnosis for a mental disorder.

$8 Million Awarded to Family Of Man Who Died in Risperdal...

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A California jury ruled that Johnson & Johnsonā€™s Janssen Pharmaceutical and a psychiatrist were responsible for the death of 25-year-old Leo Liu. During a clinical trial for Risperdal, Liu died of a heart injury that was ā€œfurther complicatedā€ by the drug and ignored by the study doctors. Janssen was found 70% responsible for Liuā€™s death and ordered to pay $5.6 million to the family.

HuffPo Features 15 Part DocuSerial on Risperdal Corruption

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Huffington Post and journalist Steve Brill have combined to launch a 15 part series about how Johnson & Johnson illegally violated FDA restrictions by pushing the antipsychotic drug, Risperdal, for use with adolescents and the elderly. The series, entitled ā€œAmericaā€™s Most Admired Lawbreaker,ā€ launched yesterday and will include mixed media, videos, podcasts, source documents, as well as 15 written chapters. Click more for a synopsis of part 1.