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Risperdal Litigation Scheduled to Convene at September Meeting in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
Date:8/16/2014

cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat irritability in children ages 5-to-16 years old with autistic disorder. According to research, Risperdal is also frequently prescribed off-label for symptoms associated with ADHD.

As Risperdal lawsuits alleging male gynecomastia continue to be filed in the Philadelphia Common Pleas, a report published this month lends evidence to the association between Risperdal and this particular complication. According to a study published on August 6th in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 27 out of 174 men exposed to risperidone, the active ingredient in Risperdal, developed male breasts within 60 days. The research was led by scientists from the University of British Columbia and involved health records of more than 82,000 men from 2001 to 2011. The men were aged between 40 and 85 years old.*

According to Risperdal lawsuits filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen failed to adequately warn men and their doctors about the risk for gynecomastia and other side effects. The companies have also been accused of marketing the drug for off-label uses.

In November 2013, Johnson & Johnson agreed to a $2.5 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice involving claims that Risperdal and several other medications were promoted for uses not approved by the FDA. In the case for Risperdal, this may involve promotion of the drug’s marketing in children before it was cleared for pediatric uses in 2006. The federal government also accused Johnson & Johnson and Janssen of withholding information about Risperdal’s side effects, which may include its association with gynecomastia.

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