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D.C. Faces Lawsuit for Unnecessarily Institutionalizing Hundreds of Kids

From The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: "The Bazelon Center, along with co-counsel Disability Rights DC at University LegalĀ Services (the protection and advocacy...

Over Ten Thousand Unfiled Claims Against Risperdal Over Breast Growth in...

Johnson & Johnson is exposed to personal injury and product liability lawsuits over the failure to warn about Risperdal gynecomastia side effects in boys.

ā€œJanssen Accused of Withholding Data on Risperdal Side Effect in Autismā€

MedPageToday reports that Janssen Pharmaceuticals omitted data from a 2003 study that connected Risperdal with serious side effects. Janssen was previously sued by the FDA for marketing Risperdal for off-label uses and settled for $2.2 billion in 2013. Earlier this year, a man with autism was awarded $2.5 million after growing breasts while on Risperdal. According to MedPage, documents from this latest case reveal missing data tables from a 2003 study ā€œdesigned to ferret out potential adverse effects of long-term risperidone use.ā€ The missing tables were related to elevated prolactin levels and side effects, including gynecomastia in men.