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Risperdal Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Publication of New Report Detailing Association Between Risperidone, Development of Gynecomastia in Men
Date:8/8/2014

, as well as bipolar disorder in adults and children ages 10-to-17. Risperdal is also approved to treat irritability in children (5-to-16 years of age) with autistic disorder. Research also indicates that off- label use of Risperdal to treat ADHD is also on the rise.**

The report published this month by the University of British Columbia researchers is just the latest to implicate Risperdal in the development of gynecomastia. According to research published in 2006 in the same journal, Risperdal may cause the body to produce excessive amounts of a hormone called prolactin, which is known to stimulate breast growth and milk production in women. Excessive levels of prolactin were associated with gynecomastia in boys and the development of lactation in girls, according to the authors of that study. ***

Court documents indicate that hundreds of plaintiffs are currently pursuing Risperdal lawsuits for gynecomastia allegedly caused by the medication. The majority of these claims are pending in a mass tort litigation now underway in Pennsylvania’s Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, where Bernstein Liebhard LLP is actively filing cases. Among other things, the complaints accuse Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals of concealing the association between Risperdal and male breast growth, and of improperly marketing the drug for off-label use in children. (In Re: Risperdal Litigation, Case Number 100300296).

On November 4th, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Johnson & Johnson and Janssen had agreed to pay $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil charges stemming from their marketing of Risperdal and other drugs. Among other things, federal prosecutors had alleged that the companies marketed Risperdal for pe
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