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 Legal 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.
“Janssen Accused of Withholding Data on Risperdal Side Effect in Autism”
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 “designed to ferret out potential adverse effects of long-term risperidone use.” The missing tables were related to elevated prolactin levels and side effects, including gynecomastia in men.