J.&J. Fined $1.2 Billion in Risperdal Drug Case

A judge in Arkansas ordered Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary to pay more than $1.2 billion in fines on Wednesday, a day after a jury found that the companies had minimized or concealed the dangers associated with an antipsychotic drug. Risperdal.

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That is very concerning since I take Risperdal. Until this post I was completely oblivious to this.

Thanks for sharing it.
Kind Regards

Kevin

Thank you for reporting this breaking news,the atypical antipsychotic drug promoters are ‘reaping the whirlwind’.My case was with Eli Lilly Zyprexa same saga.
Four years of off-label Zyprexa use gave me life-long diabetes.-Daniel Haszard
FMI zyprexa-victims.(dot)com

I’m so sorry to hear that, Daniel. I’m currently having a bit of a battle with my Drs over Abilify causing weight gain (they claim it isn’t – just began a post on the topic). I think medicine will one day look back and see what a bad idea these drugs were. Until then, what’s a Bipolar to do? Hope you’re doing well.

Hooray! It’s time pharm companies were made accountable. While the lawsuits may increase the cost of drugs, it feels like a step in weaning the medical profession off the automatic use of meds as “the answer” as well as the drug companies’ stranglehold on medical care.

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